Posts Tagged ‘DLSE’

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 »

High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California Supreme Court ruling earlier this month. The state high court’s March 5 ruling in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California dealt mainly with how an employer must calculate overtime compensation […]

26 Mar 18 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Labor Enforcement Report Shows High Rate of Noncompliance

Since 2012, the Department of Industrial Relations has assumed responsibility for the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), which is a coalition of state government enforcement agencies formed to combat the underground economy, such as paying employees off the books or not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This multi-agency task force conducts joint inspections and includes such […]

13 Apr 17 - Compensation, General, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Fact or Fiction: “Independent Contractor” Has the Same Meaning for All Government Agencies

Fiction: If one government agency determines an employee is an independent contractor for one purpose, it does not mean a different government agency will reach the same conclusion. Generally, the right to control the manner and means by which the individual performs his or her services is the most important factor, but you have to […]

8 Jun 15 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »