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  • California Supreme Court Holds No Privity Between Hospital and Staffing Agency to Allow Claim Preclusion

    In Grande v. Eisenhower Medical Center, FlexCare, LLC (“FlexCare”), a temporary staffing agency, assigned Plaintiff to work as a nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center (“Eisenhower”). The plaintiff alleged that during her employment at Eisenhower, FlexCare and Eisenhower failed to ensure she received the required meal and rest periods, wages for certain periods she worked, and... Continue Reading
    June 30, 2022
  • California Supreme Court Rules Additional Penalties May Be Recoverable for Meal & Rest Period Violations

    The underlying action, Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, was a class action brought by former and current employees, alleging violations of meal period violations. The plaintiffs sought not only premium wages for the violations but also waiting time penalties and penalties for failure to provide accurate wage statements. The results of the trial court decision... Continue Reading
    May 23, 2022
  • California Court of Appeal Reiterates Support of Rounding of Employee Time, Affirms Denial of Class Certification

    The California Court of Appeal, in Cirrincione v. American Scissor Lift, Inc. recently upheld a trial court order denying class certification in a wage and hour class action. Since class certification is so often granted, this decision warrants further attention. The underlying case involved an employee bringing multiple wage and hour claims, including allegations that... Continue Reading
    January 20, 2022
  • California Supreme Court Cases Employers Should Be Watching in 2022

    The California Supreme Court has been busy in 2021 deciding cases that affect employers from how to pay meal and rest period penalties to when the statute of limitations for a failure to promote runs. While the state’s high court answered some big questions in this last year, they still have several cases pertaining to... Continue Reading
    December 23, 2021
  • The City of West Hollywood Passes Ordinance to Implement a Citywide Minimum Wage and New Paid and Unpaid Leave Requirements

    On November 15, 2021, the city council of West Hollywood passed a comprehensive ordinance that implements the highest minimum wage in the country and new leave requirements for employees in the city. The requirements under the ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2022. Minimum Wage Under the West Hollywood Ordinance, the city starts a... Continue Reading
    November 18, 2021
  • Starting Compensation and Pay Equity in California

    As California moves toward a tentative reopening date of June 15, employers may be considering bulking up their workforce again. If hiring new employees, employers should consider the guidance issued by the California Commission on the Status of Women (“Commission”), regarding starting compensation. The guidance from the Commission first sets forth the applicable California statutes...… Continue Reading
    April 21, 2021
  • Starting Compensation and Pay Equity in California

    As California moves toward a tentative reopening date of June 15, employers may be considering bulking up their workforce again. If hiring new employees, employers should consider the guidance issued by the California Commission on the Status of Women (“Commission”), regarding starting compensation. The guidance from the Commission first sets forth the applicable California statutes... Continue Reading
    April 21, 2021
  • Employers Should Have These Pending Wage and Hour Bills On Their Radar

    The California Legislature is well into its 2021 Legislative session and February 19 was the last day to introduce new bills. Below is a sampling of some wage and hour bills that employers should have on their radar. Assembly Bill 1003 – Wage Theft as Grand Theft AB 1003 would make an employer’s intentional theft... Continue Reading
    March 3, 2021
  • State of California Releases New Employer Portal to Assist With COVID-19 Compliance

    As the state of California approaches one year of being under various shelter-in-place orders, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new website. The site provides information on how to ensure a safer and healthier workplace. It also has information on handling employees... Continue Reading…
    February 23, 2021
  • State of California Releases New Employer Portal to Assist With COVID-19 Compliance

    As the state of California approaches one year of being under various shelter-in-place orders, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new website. The site provides information on how to ensure a safer and healthier workplace. It also has information on handling employees... Continue Reading
    February 23, 2021

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