California Court Kiboshes Claim Commute’s Compensable

Commutting time is usually not compensable.  But if an employee is required to perform “work” at home, or during the commute, then the time may be considered hours worked.   Certain Pacific Bell technicians used to have to pick up their work vans at a...

2018 CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP

The California Supreme Court issued several decisions during the past year that may affect California employers.  We summarize them below. Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (Dart) (March 5, 2018) Alvarado initiated a class action against Dart, claiming...

ADDRESSING HARASSMENT AT WORK

According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment claims have increased by more than 50 percent in fiscal year 2018. Increased awareness following the #MeToo movement, along with courts’ and agencies’ lower standards for what...
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