PREPARING FOR WORKSITE INSPECTIONS

Federal and California agencies conduct workplace inspections for a growing variety of reasons.  For example, SB 306, effective January 1, 2018, expanded the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement’s authority to investigate wage law violations, without a...

NEW WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATURE

California Assembly Bill (“AB”) 403, the “Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act,” imposes stiff consequences on Members of the Legislature or legislative employees who interfere with a legislative employee’s right to make a “protected disclosure.”  The new...

Follow up About CA Supreme Court’s Dart Decision re Regular Rates of Pay

A colleague wrote re my post about Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. (Original post here). I know, I was surprised someone read it, too.  Anyway, she identified a pretty glaring error in the analysis.  Before you point and laugh, the error wasn’t mine, but rather...
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