It all started with the proverbial water cooler, and grew from there. These days employers commonly offer a space for their employees to take meal and rest breaks and may…

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**UPDATE** These rules have been amended. See this post for latest updates. One of the most complicated factors for California employers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been the patchwork…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, more employees have been laid off or furloughed than ever before, with many more likely still to come. But for businesses still operating, whether at full…

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In a decision issued Thursday, March 12, 2020, the California Supreme Court ruled that individual settlement of claims for violations of California’s Labor Code does not preclude an employee from…

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Category: New California Laws,

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed white-collar overtime exemption rule that would set the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) salary threshold for exempt…

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Category: Wage-Hour,