EMPLOYEES’ “DAY OF REST” DEFINED

For how many consecutive days may an employer require an employee to work?  Given the maze that is California employment law, one might think the answer to that question was settled long ago.  But no. The California Supreme Court only recently deciphered the meaning...

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND PERSONNEL RECORDS

Employers increasingly are relying on electronically signed personnel records and other documents relevant to employer-employee relationships. Both state and federal laws treat “electronic signatures” as valid as so-called wet signatures, but only when the electronic...

California Supreme Court on California’s Day of Rest Law

The California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on California’s “Day of Rest” statutes, contained in the Labor Code at sections 551-558.  The Court’s ruling is  important for employers with workforces that do not work traditional...

JENNIFER SHAW HONORED BY SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

On April 18, 2017, Jennifer Shaw was awarded the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women by Soroptimist International of Greater Sacramento in recognition of her outstanding work to improve the lives of other women.

COMMISSIONS DON’T PAY REST BREAKS

California’s Labor Code and wage orders require employers to “authorize and permit” employees to take periodic, paid rest periods. These requirements equally apply to all employees, unless employees are designated “exempt” under the executive, administrative,...
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