Posts Tagged ‘California Wage Orders’

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent Second Lawsuit: Employee Gets Another Bite of Apple

An employee, who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her employer for a claim that was not alleged in the first case, said the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a recent opinion. The employer settled in federal court a wage-and-hour […]

28 Jan 19 - Workplace Policies - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

You may remember our previous blog post about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018)). The new test set forth in Dynamex, referred […]

29 Oct 18 - Independent Contractor - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

New Law Provides Extremely Narrow Exception to California Rest Break Rules for Petroleum Facilities

Tis the season for new California laws, and yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing an extremely limited exception for required rest breaks in the petroleum industry.  Nearly all nonexempt employees in California are entitled to duty-free, ten-minute rest breaks, but Assembly Bill 2605 allows certain union employees working in safety sensitive positions in […]

21 Sep 18 - Meal and Rest Break - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

California Wage Orders Updated

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The updated Wage Orders include Wage Orders 1 through 13, 15 and 16. Wage Orders 14 and 17 have not been updated at this time. The correct industry Wage Order bears […]

1 May 17 - Minimum Wage, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

The California Supreme Court will decide when employees must be provided seats.

California Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Suitable Seating Case

This week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument on the question of when an employer is required to provide “suitable seats” to an employee. Many employers, especially those in the retail industry, hope the Court will provide much needed guidance in this murky area. The majority of California Wage Orders require “suitable seats when […]

7 Jan 16 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »