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Employer Compensation Systems Must Compensate Employees for Rest Breaks

Posted on: March 24, 2017

California employers are required to authorize and permit employees who are not exempt from overtime (“non-exempt employees”) to take paid rest breaks, during which time they are relieved from work.  Generally, employees paid on a commission basis are paid for their productive time, their sales.  A recent court decision determined that when non-exempt employees are Read more.....


On-Duty or On-Call Rest Breaks Violate California Law

Posted on: February 22, 2017

California employers have to authorize and permit paid rest breaks to employees who are not exempt from overtime (i.e., non-exempt employees). On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., 2 Cal.5th 257 (2016) ruled that an employer does not meet its rest break obligation when it requires its Read more.....


New Employment Laws for 2017

Posted on: January 3, 2017

A number of employment-related measures were passed in 2016.  The measures became effective on January 1, 2017, unless otherwise specified.  Employers will want to be aware of the effect, if any, of these new measures on their day-to-day operations.  The highlights for the new employment-related measures follow:   California Fair Pay Act Amendments The California Read more.....