SAN FRANCISCO’S FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE

The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance is set to take effect on January 1, 2014. The new law will require employers to consider workers’ requests for flexible work arrangements and predictable work schedules due to caregiving responsibilities....

NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2014 (PART 2)

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of new federal and California employment laws. Citizenship/Immigration Status Retaliation and Extortion – SB 666 and AB 524 As of now, it remains illegal to knowingly employ employees who are...

NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2014 (PART 1)

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series providing an overview of new federal and California employment laws. Several new laws taking effect in 2014 will significantly change the practices of California employers. This article summarizes them and includes tips on...

MAKING LAWFUL DEDUCTIONS FROM ADVANCED COMMISSIONS

Sales commissions can lead to wage-hour disputes. Commissions are wages. Wages are due when they are earned. Employees naturally want to be paid as soon as possible. Employers desire control over when a commission is “earned” to avoid premature payment....

PAYING EMPLOYEES WHO TRAVEL

Most California employers know they must pay non-exempt employees for all their work hours. However, understanding pay and related obligations can be significantly more complicated when an employee’s workday does not begin and end in a single location-for...
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