WAGE VIOLATIONS AND PERSONAL LIABILITY

When an employer does not pay an employee for work, the employer is liable for the unpaid wages.  But a company’s owners, directors, officers, and managing agents may be personally liable for wage and hour violations as well.  Lower-level managers and supervisors may...

9th Circuit Holds Bonus Formula Violates Overtime Calculation Rules

The Ninth Circuit decided that a “bonus” formula that deducted from the bonus calculation overtime paid on the base wage was an end-run around the appropriate calculation of the regular rate of pay.  Therefore, the bonus violated the federal Fair Labor...

STATE AND LOCAL SICK LEAVE COMPLIANCE

Since 2015, almost all California employers have been obligated by state law to provide paid sick leave to their employees. However, many local governments within the state also require employers to provide sick leave—and the requirements are not always the same as...

Shaw Valenza Blog Name and URL Address Change

Programming note – Our firm’s name changed to Shaw Law Group PC effective 1/1.  Please check out our new website at shawlawgroup.com.   For those of you who suffer through our blog, we changed our URL address to shawlawgroup.com/blog/.  We THINK that the...
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