Posts Tagged ‘California Labor Commissioner’

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 be sure their insurance company is licensed to sell insurance in California. In December, the California Department of Insurance issued a $4.3 million penalty to two companies for not being […]

22 Feb 19 - Workers' Compensation - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 Code involving the payment of wages to workers. As previously reported, several Bay Area restaurants were fined for wage theft violations, including failing to pay minimum wage, overtime and split […]

7 Feb 19 - Compensation - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 comply with the new requirements, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (also known as the Labor Commissioner’s Office) published a timetable that employers can view for when agricultural employees should […]

6 Feb 19 - Overtime - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 motor carriers (port trucking companies) with certain unpaid employment-related judgments. Under Labor Code section 2810.4, a “port drayage motor carrier” includes any company or individual that hires or engages commercial […]

4 Jan 19 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

San Rafael Residential Care Business to Pay over $450,000 to 15 Workers

A San Rafael-based residential care business will have to pay more than $450,000 in wages, penalties and interest to 15 residential care workers. The Labor Commissioner’s Office (Office) secured the settlement for the workers, who suffered overtime and other wage theft violations. “Employers who steal wages from their workers will be held accountable, meaning we […]

3 Oct 18 - Labor Relations, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »