The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to raise the minimum wage for Los Angeles area hotels to $15.37 per hour.  The minimum wage will increase for hotels with 300 or more rooms in July 2015, and for hotels with 150 or more rooms in July 2016.  

Of note, this minimum wage increase was

February is going to be a busy month for presentations on new legal developments and you have plenty of opportunities to hear me speak.

If you work in the hospitality industry, you can see me speak for the LAHHRA (Los Angeles Hotel Human Resources Association) on February 21st.  I will be covering new legal developments

Meal and rest period class actions haven’t gone away since the California Supreme Court issued its Brinker decision. While it’s become harder for plaintiffs to get classes certified, there’s an approach they’ve been using more and more often.

Most employers realize the importance of policies that specifically inform employees of the breaks that they’re provided. But plaintiffs

Patience is a virtue. I get that. It’s just not one of my virtues. That’s why I wrote here and here and here about wanting the California Supreme Court to hurry up and give us a decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court. We’ve been waiting more than 3 years for a decision from the court in