Tag: penalties

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties
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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties

In a win for employers, the California Supreme Court recently held that if an employer reasonably and in good faith believed it was providing a…

California Pay Data Reporting Ends May 8
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Posted in Reporting Requirements

California Pay Data Reporting Ends May 8

Wednesday, May 8 is the last day for required California employers to report annual pay, demographic and other workforce data to the California Civil Rights…

Cal/OSHA’s Civil Penalties Increase in 2024
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Posted in Record Retention Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA’s Civil Penalties Increase in 2024

Inflation doesn’t just affect food, housing and energy costs — its effects are far-reaching, as the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) recent…

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation
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Posted in Compensation

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes businesses to high penalties and litigation by expanding the scope of prohibited non-compete agreements is expected to…

Late Payment of Wages
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Posted in Compensation

Late Payment of Wages: Per Worker Penalty Escalates with 2nd Violation

Our payroll company had some issues a couple of weeks ago, and, as a result, we ended up paying our employees seven days after the…

San Francisco Collects $20.5 Million For Local Ordinance Violations
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Posted in Local Ordinances

San Francisco Collects $20.5 Million For Local Ordinance Violations

San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) — the local agency that enforces San Francisco’s local employment laws — published their Annual Report for the…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

California Court Rules Good Faith Belief Avoids Waiting Time, Wage Statement Penalties

A California Court of Appeal recently ruled that an employer’s good faith belief that it was complying with state wage and hour laws precluded the…

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Posted in Termination

Final Wages to Fired Employee Should Include Reporting Time Pay

Late during the shift one afternoon, I discovered one of the employees had been stealing from the company. I immediately sent him home. When he…