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Photo of Diane Buisman
Oct 06 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Reimbursement for Business Use of Personal Phones is a Must

Although many employees have “unlimited” minutes on their cell phone plans, employers must reimburse for the cost of a personal phone if it’s required to be used for work, as emphasized by a recent case in California. Employees of a food delivery company were required to use their personal cell phones for business, but were not reimbursed for their expenses.

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Sep 16 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: California adopts mandatory paid sick leave

On September 10, Governor Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” (AB 1522) granting paid sick leave to virtually all employees in the state. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015.

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Photo of Clark Malak
Sep 08 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Piece rate compensation systems under more attacks in California

Discussions with wage and hour enforcers indicate that paying for rest periods under a piece rate compensation system in California is even more complicated than we previously believed.

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Sep 02 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: San Diego to require paid sick leave and raise minimum wage

The San Diego City Council overrode the mayor’s veto on August 18, 2014, to pass an ordinance that will require employers in the City to offer paid sick leave and pay minimum wages at a new scale.

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Jul 17 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Minimum wage for exempt workers increased July 1, 2014

In order for a professional, administrative, or executive employee to be exempt from overtime in California, the minimum annual salary must be at least $37,440 as of July 1, 2014.

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Jul 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: More family members covered by paid family leave

Effective July 1, 2014, employees in California may take paid family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law with a serious health condition.

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Jun 24 2014
Wage and Hour  

Class action claim for final pay violations allowed to proceed

A former PetSmart groomer has been given the green light to proceed with her class action lawsuit alleging that PetSmart’s practice of paying departing employees with a prepaid ATM card was a violation of the California Labor Code.

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Photo of Lorraine Hoffman
Jun 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Leave of absence for pregnant employee may not be reasonable accommodation

Granting a leave of absence instead of workplace accommodations to a pregnant employee may not have been reasonable under California law, ruled a federal district court in California.

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Jun 03 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Medical certification for CFRA more limited than federal FMLA

When an employer in California used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) medical certification form, it asked for more information than what is permitted under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

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Apr 25 2014

California Sexual Harassment Training this May 13th

Provide your supervisors with required California sexual harassment training and education and reduce your risk to costly harassment claims.

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