Employment Law Potpourri (Non-COVID)

In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Yup.  That’s where we are in employment law right now. Here are a few updates and pending deadlines for employers: California Pay Data...

Are the Days of Time Rounding Over?

Non-exempt employees must be paid for all of their work time. To simplify timekeeping calculations, many employers have adopted “rounding” practices. They record employees’ time in pre-defined increments, such as quarter hours.  Let’s say, for instance, that Tom...

9th Circuit Per Diem Case

If you pay employees a “flat” or automatic amount for reimbursement of their expenses, such as cell phone and internet charges, this new 9th Circuit case is important:  https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/02/08/19-55784.pdf.  The Court ruled that an...

The End of an Error?

“When you write, you’re wrong.” A former partner passed along that advice to me, perhaps 15 years ago. It was a warning, after he learned I had been sending informal legal update emails to “clients and friends.” I wrote emails because that firm had no blogs at that...
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