Employment Law

Day Of Rest Statutes Clarified

In the recent California Supreme Court case of Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the court was asked by the 9th Circuit to clarify the meaning of Cal. Labor Code section 552, which prohibits an employer from “causing his employees to work more than six…

Vaquero V. Stoneledge Furniture (2-28-17)

CA Court of Appeal held that paying a non-exempt commissioned employee a draw against future commissions may deprive such workers of their paid rest breaks.  The court held that a draw is a loan, and a loan is not a wage and is subject to…

Lynn V. Tatitlek Support (2-22-17)

The Court held that an employer is not liable for injuries caused by an employee’s auto accident on a commute under the going and coming rule.  The plaintiff argued that the exceptions to the going and coming rule should apply, namely, the..

Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 – California’s New Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law (Effective Date: July 1, 2015)

APRIL 23, 2015 • Employers of any size must provide paid sick leave to all employees who work in California for 30 or more days within a year.  This includes full time, part time, and temporary employees.  • Paid sick leave accrues at the minimum rate of one hour per every 30 hours worked, paid …

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New Limitation On Use Of Criminal Record Discovered In Background Check Of Employee

APRIL 25, 2014 On January 1, 2014, California Labor Code section 432.7 was amended to make it illegal to ask about or use information regarding an employee’s or potential employee’s former criminal convictions when those convictions have been judicially dismissed or ordered sealed pursuant to law.  Before this amendment, it was illegal to use arrest or …

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How Can Private Schools Deal With Negative Blogs

JANUARY 18, 2013 The “blogosphere” has further complicated the lives of school administrators.  More schools are seeing instances of “negative blogs” concerning school administrative decisions, the hiring and firing of personnel and student participatory events such as school sports teams.  When confronted with a negative blog, how should a school respond?  Some steps to consider …

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