Posts Tagged ‘California Labor Commissioner’

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 Office. In October 2017, investigators found that the employer did not pay workers for overtime or split shifts, resulting in employees receiving less than the minimum wage for their work. […]

17 Apr 19 - Meal and Rest Break, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

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 »