Court of Appeal: OK to Mail Final Wage Statement and More

The Court of Appeal made three significant rulings (mainly) concerning California’s Labor Code section 226, a law that imposes specific requirements for “wage statements” that accompany each pay check. First, the Court held that when an employer pays...

WHO PAYS? JOINT EMPLOYER LIABILITY

The general rule is that only the employee’s “employer” is liable for wage and hour violations. However, the definition of “employer” is an evolving area of the law. California’s legislature, federal agencies, and courts have expanded traditional notions of the...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers Against NLRA Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court decided today:  employers may require employees to arbitrate claims only on the employee’s own (individual) behalf – I.e., no class actions. This opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, settles a recent dispute about whether the...
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