MAKING SENSE OF “E-VERIFY”

California employers likely know their obligation to verify the employability of their newly hired workers through the federal I-9 process, to prevent the employment of undocumented workers. Under this process, employees present documentation establishing eligibility...

AMENDMENTS TO THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

Some California employers may have noticed that the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued new regulations applicable to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The DOL’s stated purpose is to provide clarification on certain...

COMMISSION ACCOMPLISHED

The definition of “commission” can mean the difference between an employee who is entitled to overtime pay and one who is exempt from overtime and other wage-hour laws. Both federal and California law exempt retail salespersons who earn at least 50% of...

PRIVACY IN HIRING PROCEDURES

With today’s technology making a wide variety of personal information easily accessible, employers may uncover unprecedented data about applicants and employees with limited effort. Whether through a casual search or a thorough background investigation conducted...
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