The California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to California employers—employees who’s individual PAGA claims are compelled to arbitration now maintain standing to bring their representative PAGA claims in court.Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive Arbitration Agreements—California Rejects U.S. Supreme Court’s Viking River Holding
This Ordinance only effects retail businesses with over…Continue Reading Predictive Scheduling (aka Fair Work Week Ordinance) Arrives in Los Angeles on April 1st
Good news – employers may now argue that wage statement errors were not “willful” as a defense to wage statement claims.
Not everything from Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.…Continue Reading Wage Statement Violations – Court Recognizes Good-Faith Dispute Defense
Employers can celebrate a common-sense win for suitable seating PAGA claims—store greeters generally do not need to be provided seating. Last week, a California Superior Court held that even though…Continue Reading Sit Down, PAGA
Employers got a rare win in a regular rate case earlier this month. In Lemm v. Ecolab, Inc., the Second District cemented California’s adoption of the percentage of total…Continue Reading No Overtime on Overtime – a Qualified Win for Employers
The allure of doing business in California is undeniable. It is the world’s fifth (moving towards fourth) largest economy and a market of more than 39 million people. For employers…Continue Reading Doing Business in California: Free Guide for Employers Updated for 2023
Join the Fox Rothschild Labor/Employment Team for a half-day webinar on Thursday, January 26th, from 9:00 am to 1:45 pm PT, and featuring all of the important topics you…Continue Reading Webinar: “Why Everything Legal in Other States Won’t Work in CA” & Other Hot Topics for 2023 Featuring the Fox Rothschild Team
Brace yourself for more minimum wage increases.
The state’s minimum wage is going up on January 1, 2023 to $15.50 per hour for employers of all sizes. The state’s minimum…Continue Reading Get Ready for More City Specific Minimum Wage Increases all over California in 2023
Leave it to California courts to deliver another setback to employers right before the holidays. Near decade-old rounding rules were just dealt a hearty blow. Employers should immediately reconsider rounding…Continue Reading Neutral Rounding Policies on Life Support
The EDD is aggressively pursuing unemployment tax audits aimed at evaluating potential independent contractor misclassification. Presumably due to the overwhelming financial burden the pandemic imposed, the EDD is pursuing these…Continue Reading The Taxman Cometh: How to Handle an EDD Audit [Click Here if You Received an “Inquiry Regarding Records,” a “Preaudit Questionnaire,” or an “Information Sheet: Employment Tax Audit”]