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...

NLRB CHANGES POSITION ON HANDBOOKS

An employee handbook is an important and useful part of any business with employees. A well-drafted handbook sets the employer’s expectations, demonstrates the employer’s policies are legally compliant, provides needed information, and highlights positive employee...

2018 U.S. SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP (PART 2)

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent United States Supreme Court decisions in employment law.  We continue below with brief summaries of the U.S. Supreme Court’s key employment law opinions. We also preview the employment...

2018 U.S. SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP (PART 1)

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent United States Supreme Court decisions in employment law. The United States Supreme Court issued several decisions during the past year that may affect California employers. We summarize the...
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