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  • 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
  • California of Department of Fair Employment and Housing Issues COVID-19 Guidance

    As California cases of COVID-19 began to rise in early March, several California administrative agencies released information on COVID-19 employment issues, such as administration of paid sick leave, disability benefits, and unemployment insurance. Yet, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)—the agency charged with enforcement of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which,... Continue Reading
    March 27, 2020
  • Both the City of San Diego and the State of California “Clarify” Their Sick Leave FAQs

    Both the City of San Diego and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement have updated their “Frequently Asked Questions” related to the respective local and state sick leave requirements. Click here to read the full article about these specific changes at our Disability, Leave & Health Management blog.… Continue Reading The post Both the City of San Diego and the State of California “Clarify” Their Sick Leave FAQs appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
    April 26, 2017
  • Both the City of San Diego and the State of California “Clarify” Their Sick Leave FAQs

    As we recently reported regarding the City of Los Angeles, both the City of San Diego and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) have updated their “Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQs”) related to the respective local and state sick leave requirements. Below are some of the more salient points from each.   San Diego … Continue Reading The post Both the City of San Diego and the State of California “Clarify” Their Sick Leave FAQs appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
    April 25, 2017
  • California Court of Appeal Clarifies Wage Statement Requirements for Use of Unique Employee Numbers, Hourly Rates for PTO or Vacation

    The California Court of Appeal has held that: (1) the use of payroll service provider generated unique employee file numbers on employee wage statements, in lieu of the employer’s internal employee identification number or last four digits of employee social security numbers, is legally permissible under California law; and (2) employers are not required to … Continue Reading The post California Court of Appeal Clarifies Wage Statement Requirements for Use of Unique Employee Numbers, Hourly Rates for PTO or Vacation appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
    March 27, 2017
  • Don’t Assume PAGA Claims Are Not Arbitrable: Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court Order Denying Motion To Compel Arbitration of PAGA Claim

    On March 3, 2013, in an unpublished decision in Valdez v. Terminix International Company Limited Partnership, Case No.15-56236, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a District Court order denying defendant Terminix International Company Limited Partnership’s (Terminix) motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff Palcido Valdez’s (Valdez) claim for penalties for violation of … Continue Reading The post Don’t Assume PAGA Claims Are Not Arbitrable: Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court Order Denying Motion To Compel Arbitration of PAGA Claim appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
    March 9, 2017
  • California Court of Appeal Rules PAGA Claims Must Be Stayed Pending Outcome of Individual Arbitration on Underlying Individual Wage and Hour Claims

    On February 26, 2015, in Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc., Case No. B232583, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that trial court proceedings on claims pursuant to the California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) (Labor Code § 2698 et seq.) must be stayed pending individual arbitration of the underlying individual wage and … Continue reading California Court of Appeal Rules PAGA Claims Must Be Stayed Pending Outcome of Individual Arbitration on Underlying Individual Wage and Hour Claims
    March 16, 2015
  • UPDATE: San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Provisions On Hold, To Go To Popular Vote

    The San Diego City Council passed an Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance (“Ordinance”) for the City of San Diego earlier this year. The Ordinance was planned to take effect in January 2015 and April 2015 for the minimum wage increase and earned sick leave requirements, respectively. For more information on the Ordinance, please … Continue reading UPDATE: San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Provisions On Hold, To Go To Popular Vote
    October 24, 2014
  • San Diego Enacts Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

    In special session on July 14, 2014, the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 in favor of enacting the San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance. The ordinance seeks to raise the San Diego minimum wage over the next three years, and mandates that employers within San Diego provide a minimum amount of … Continue reading San Diego Enacts Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance
    September 25, 2014
  • California Court of Appeal Holds That A Holding Company With No Employees May Be Vicariously Liable For Alleged Wage and Hour Violations of a Subsidiary

    While reversing summary judgment in favor of a holding company, in Castaneda v. The Ensign Group B249119 (Cal. Ct. App. Sep. 15, 2014), the California Court of Appeal held that a “corporation with no employees [that] exercises some control over [a] corporation with employees, [] may be the employer of the employees of the corporation … Continue reading California Court of Appeal Holds That A Holding Company With No Employees May Be Vicariously Liable For Alleged Wage and Hour Violations of a Subsidiary
    September 23, 2014