Some Quick California Employment Law Updates

Just a quick update on some California law developments. First, the Governor is considering whether to sign pending legislation awaiting signature or veto. We’ll have a full article on all the new laws.  Also, please consider attending our end of year update for...

COMPENSATE EMPLOYEES FOR ALL HOURS WORKED

California employers must pay non-exempt employees at least minimum wage for all time they work on their employers’ behalf. The California Supreme Court recently decided that employers are obligated to pay workers for even small amounts of unrecorded work time. To...

SALARY HISTORY RESTRICTIONS

Some employers historically have set a new employee’s wages, at least in part, on the employee’s compensation at his or her previous employer. The rationale most likely is to set compensation high enough to create an incentive for the employee to accept employment,...

PROVIDING LAWFUL EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES

California law protects employers from lawsuits based on negative employment references given without malice. Therefore, employers lawfully may communicate with other employers about their current or former employees’ performance, reasons for separation, and more. To...
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