March 13, 2018

California Supreme Court Ruling on Calculating Flat Sum Bonuses in Overtime Pay is Retroactive

California Supreme Court Ruling on Calculating Flat Sum Bonuses in Overtime Pay is Retroactive

March 2018

Most California employers are already aware that when they calculate an employee’s overtime rate, the employer must include all forms of pay made to the employee.  Recently, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying how the overtime rate must be calculated when an employee is paid a flat sum bonus in a single pay period, when that flat sum bonus is not tied to an incentive for each hour the employee works.

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October 26, 2017

New California Law Prohibits Employers from Inquiring About Salary History

New California Law Prohibits Employers from Inquiring About Salary History

Governor Jerry Brown recently approved AB168, which will prohibit California employers from asking job applicants about their prior salary history and benefits. 

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May 30, 2017

Top 8 Things a Small Business Should Do To Protect Itself From Employee Liability

Top 8 Things a Small Business Should Do To Protect Itself From Employee Liability

Employee lawsuits are extremely active in California, and small businesses are not immune.  Understanding and complying with employment laws is more important than ever.  Following is a list of things a small business should be doing to reduce the chance of employee liability:

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May 25, 2017

Partner Colleen McCarthy Quoted in May 2017 SHRM article

Partner Colleen McCarthy Quoted in May 2017 SHRM article

Partner Colleen McCarthy Quoted in May 2017 SHRM article, “Fitting in Exercise on Company Time and the Company’s Dime”

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February 9, 2017

California Businesses Can’t Afford to Be Anything Less Than Vigilant About Employee Meal Break Rules

California Businesses Can’t Afford to Be Anything Less Than Vigilant About Employee Meal Break Rules

It happens time and time again. A client seeks counsel on a particular employment issue having nothing to do with a wage and hour claim. Yet, wage and hour concerns soon become the center of our discussion and the business realizes that potential wage and hour claims far overshadow the biggest employee issues the company thought it had.

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