Effective New Year’s Day 2024, the minimum wage employers of all sizes must pay California employees will increase from $15.50 per hour to $16.00 per hour. The minimum salary forContinue Reading Prepare for the Coming Minimum Wage Hikes!
Portions of employer liability in California PAGA actions are dischargeable in bankruptcy under a bankruptcy court decision issued this summer. Specifically, employers’ liability for the 25% share of PAGA penalties…Continue Reading PAGA Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
Back in 2019, I posted about the difference between a Service Charge, an Automatic Gratuity, and a Gratuity/Tip.
I explained that a service charge is typically a set amount added…Continue Reading Service Charge vs. Gratuity and Why It Matters Revisited
With the continued efforts of employers to get employees back to the office in some capacity, the question of what expenses are reimbursable has again become relevant. California Labor Code…Continue Reading Updates on Remote Work Reimbursements
As we blogged about here, the United States Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana divided PAGA claims into two buckets: (1) individual PAGA claims; and (2)…Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive After Individual Arbitration— Employer-Friendly Viking River Ruling Nullified by California Supreme Court
Another wave of minimum wage increases will roll through in about two weeks. On July 1, the minimum wage rates that must be paid in cities and counties across California…Continue Reading Prepare for the Coming Minimum Wage Increases!
I must say that practicing “Nanny Law” is not my favorite part of employment law. “Nanny Law” is the term I use for household workers (caregivers), whether they be those…Continue Reading Accepting the Risks Associated with Pay for Household Workers (Caregivers)
Yes, you can now be sued for sick pay violations (makes us sick too). In Wood v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Court analyzed the statutory framework and legislative history…Continue Reading You CAN Be Sued for Sick Pay Violations + Paid Sick Leave Reminders
The California Supreme Court granted review of Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Adolph”) in July 2022. The case calls into question whether a PAGA representative maintains standing…Continue Reading Mark Your Calendars – PAGA Waivers to be Decided by August 7, 2023