Tag: California Labor Commissioner

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Consultation Unit Would Protect Both Workers and Employers

A recently filed initiative, titled “the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act,” would, in addition to reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), create a Consultation…

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Posted in Compensation

General Contractor Held Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft Violations

The Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations totaling almost $600,000 in unpaid wages and penalties to a Southern California-based construction company. Additionally, the general contractor who…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break Overtime

PAGA Complaint Leads to $1M Settlement

The owners of a Mexican restaurant chain in San Jose will pay 239 workers $1 million in unpaid wages, according to the California Labor Commissioner’s…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Not Optional

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also…

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Posted in Compensation

Wage Theft Doesn’t Pay

This January alone, the Labor Commissioner’s Office secured over $5 million in settlements for wage theft. Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor…

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Posted in Overtime

Guidance for California Employers on Agricultural Overtime Pay

The California Labor Commissioner has posted guidance for agricultural employers and workers about new overtime requirements that went into effect January 1. To help employers…

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Posted in Labor Relations

Labor Commissioner Releases “Blacklist” of Port Trucking Companies

A new law, SB 1402, went into effect on January 1 of this year and imposes joint liability on client employers who hire port drayage…