Posts Tagged ‘California Supreme Court’

Employees Who Settle, Dismiss Individual Claims Can Still Bring PAGA Lawsuits

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that employees that settle and dismiss individual Labor Code violation claims against employers can still pursue a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), a statute that deputizes them to enforce violations on behalf of the state. Before the PAGA, only the state’s Labor Commissioner, not employees, could recover […]

13 Mar 20 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

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Employers Must Pay Workers for Security Screening Time, California Supreme Court Rules

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that Apple must pay employees for time they spend undergoing security screening of personal items after clocking out at the end of their shift — a question the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal asked the California Supreme Court to answer more than two years ago (Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., […]

13 Feb 20 - Compensation - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Could Lack of Meal, Rest Break Policy Violate California Law?

When a litigant raises an entirely new issue that has no direct precedent, the court can ask the California Supreme Court how it would rule on a particular set of facts (this is called “certifying the issue”). Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified two questions relating to meal and rest breaks to […]

26 Aug 19 - Meal and Rest Break - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Ninth Circuit Decides to Not Go Back to the Future, Depublishes Vasquez Decision

The Dynamex saga is back for a sequel. In a brief yet temporary win for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals depublished its Vasquez opinion. Remember, in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court adopted a new test, called the “ABC” test, for evaluating whether workers are properly classified as independent […]

23 Jul 19 - Independent Contractor - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court Hits Employers in Starbucks Off-the-Clock Work Case

In recent years, employers have faced lawsuits over small, or “de minimis,” amounts of unpaid time spent either before or after the employee clocks in — like time spent booting up your computer or locking up the store. Today, in Troester v. Starbucks, the California Supreme Court held that California’s Labor Code and wage orders […]

26 Jul 18 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »