In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Ryan Abernethy discuss the regular rate of pay, its unusual features, and the risks of employers getting it wrong.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance to increase compensation for healthcare workers, who they have referred to as “the backbone of the COVID-19 response.” The City Council has indicated that adequate compensation will help address the burnout, retention challenges, and worker shortages affecting healthcare workers in Los Angeles. It is anticipated that the mayor will sign the ordinance. The ordinance will become effective 30 days after the mayor’s signature.
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On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Gustavo Naranjo v Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (“Naranjo”), decided by the Second Appellate District in 2019. Employment attorneys Shauna Correia and Lukas Clary discuss the significant and immediate impacts on California employers from this decision.
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We previously advised employers that the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Court of Appeal decision Gustavo Naranjo v Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (“Naranjo”), decided by the Second Appellate District in 2019.  On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision, which has significant and immediate impacts on California employers.  The key takeaways are:
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