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Upcoming Seminar: Intricacies of Wage and Hour Laws for Non-Exempt Employees

Posted in Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. Come join the Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin as they discuss the “Ins and Outs” of… Continue Reading

Summer Seminar Series for Restaurants

Posted in Labor Law

Join Weintraub Tobin’s attorneys in connection with the California Restaurant Association and Leavitt Group in their Summer Seminar Series for Restaurants where they will examine the issues facing employers in the restaurant industry, health care reform and group captive alternatives. Dates: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Claremont Resort, Berkeley, CA Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Sutter Club,… Continue Reading

Are You Ready For Your New Compliance Obligations Under The FMLA?

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq. Effective March 8, 2013, those employers covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be required to comply with the recently issued regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The majority of the new regulations relate to the FMLA’s military leave provisions and the Airline Flight… Continue Reading

Latest Court of Appeal Decision in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual) Depublished, the Administrative/Production Worker Dichotomy Remains Uncertain

Posted in Labor Law, Wage & Hour

 By:   Meagan D. Christiansen If you’ve attended any of our seminars revolving around wage and hour issues over the past year, you will undoubtedly remember our discussions of Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual), and the so-called “administrative/production worker dichotomy.” You may also remember an earlier post discussing the California Supreme Court’s ruling last January… Continue Reading

Really? Again? – Another California Case Finds that the Parties’ Arbitration Agreement Will Not Govern their Dispute -in this Case a Dispute Centered on Whether or Not the Workers Were Independent Contractors or Employees

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

By:   Lizbeth V. West, Esq. There is a relatively long list of California cases that stand for the proposition that certain types of employment disputes are not subject to arbitration. On October 17, 2012, the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Elijahjuan et al v. Superior Court of LA County (Mike Campbell & Associates, Ltd.,… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS …. FROM THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

Posted in Labor Law, Wage & Hour

By:    Lizbeth V. West, Esq. The California Supreme Court just announced this morning that it will issue its decision in the Brinker v. Superior Court case at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, April 12, 2012. For all of our clients and guests who will be joining us at our Sacramento office tomorrow morning for our Wage & Hour… Continue Reading

Make Sure to Review Federal Exemptions When Fighting Class Actions in California: Court Finds Truck Route Drivers’ Break Claims Preempted By FAAAA

Posted in Wage & Hour

Countless employers have now been faced with class action litigation, making claims for various deviations from the California Labor Code. Many times employers will face these head on with evidence that the claims made by one former employee are not sufficiently common to a substantial number of other past and current employees to merit class… Continue Reading

Misclassfied As A Matter of Law?: Not So Fast Say the Supremes!

Posted in Wage & Hour

The California Supreme Court recently addressed whether insurance claims adjusters qualify for the administrative exemption under California law. (Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.).) The Court’s decision in late December 2011, focused on the issue of the “administrative/production worker dichotomy.” Here the Court was looking at whether employees who fall on the “production”… Continue Reading

UPDATED! Brinker: The Wait Is Almost Over

Posted in Wage & Hour

By:       Scott M. Plamondon UPDATED 12/21/2011: Based on the date on which the case was submitted at oral argument, the California Supreme Court was required to render a decision in this matter on or before February 6, 2012. On December 2, 2011, however, the Supreme Court agreed to accept additional briefing regarding whether its decision will… Continue Reading

2012 Brings A Whole New Set Of Obligations And Challenges For California Employers – Failure To Comply Could Be Devastating

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

By:       Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Esq. Governor Brown signed a significant number of bills into law during the 2011/12 legislative term, many of which will have a direct impact on almost every California employer, regardless of size. Many laws impose new obligations on employers and prevent employers from engaging in what they may otherwise thought was previously… Continue Reading

The Proper Calculation of Overtime Pay on Bonus Compensation: Marin, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Posted in Wage & Hour

This case concerns the lawfulness of defendant Costco Wholesale Corporation’s formula for computing overtime compensation on semi-annual bonuses paid to hourly employees. The trial court determined that defendants’ bonus overtime formula for the class of employees who qualify for the maximum base bonus (plaintiffs) violates California law, and ordered use of a different formula. The… Continue Reading

New Wage Requirements for Employers of Temporary Service Employees (SB 940)

Posted in New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Effective January 1, 2009, Senate Bill 940 creates new wage and hour requirements for temporary service employers. Along with adding section 210.3 to the California Labor Code, SB 940 also amends sections 203, 203.1, 204, 210, 215, 220, and 2699.5 of the Labor Code. Existing law requires that employers pay their employees twice during each… Continue Reading