A recent ruling confirmed that the time an employee spends waiting in line for a security check is considered “hours worked” in California and must be paid. The California Supreme Court ruling applies even though the employees choose to bring in bags to work. Put another way, the employees could skip the line by not
What is considered “work time” that requires pay? Well, that definition keeps on getting broader for California employers.
- Can you let individuals “volunteer” and provide comps/trade for their time? No.
- Can you let non-exempt employees check emails at night or on weekends and assume that the time is so small it is not compensable? No
I am both proud and excited to be featured in two new training videos for workplace supervisors and human resources representatives handling California-specific and federal wage and hour issues.
Developed and produced by Kantola Productions, “California Wage and Hour Laws: What You Need to Know” is designed to help companies train their supervisors…