Posts Tagged ‘Labor Commissioner’

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

3 Aug 18 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Starting July 1, Janitorial Employers Must Register With Labor Commissioner

Beginning July 1, 2018, all covered janitorial employers must register annually with the Labor Commissioner. A covered employer provides janitorial services with at least one employee and one janitor. A janitor includes any employee, independent contract or franchisee predominantly working as a janitor. The Labor Commissioner’s Office has recently launched an online registration system and […]

28 Jun 18 - Reporting Requirements - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Employees Free to Leave Premises During Rest Breaks

The Labor Commissioner’s office recently updated its fact sheet on rest breaks to clarify that an employer cannot require employees to stay on the work premises during their rest breaks. Employers have commonly required employees to remain on the premises during rest breaks. However, the California Supreme Court’s decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, […]

20 Dec 17 - Meal and Rest Break - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Labor Commissioner Answers Questions on Paid Sick Leave

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently updated its frequently asked questions about California paid sick leave (PSL). The updated FAQ addresses three areas where employers have often had questions: Whether an employer must provide additional paid sick days if it had already had a paid time off (PTO) plan before the mandatory paid sick leave law […]

4 Apr 17 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »