The HR Specialist: California Employment Law

The California minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees.

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If you advertise job openings and someone does not apply, they’re going to have a hard time proving that you discriminated against them.

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If you use arbitration agreements to resolve workplace disputes, make sure you can prove that the employee actually agreed to the terms.

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If you are tempted to use obscure provisions of California’s labor and employment laws to pay your employees, make sure you (and your attorney) pay close attention to the details.

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A job description that specifies that an employee’s position is exempt and delineates job duties that fit an exemption isn’t enough to establish exempt status.

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Can employees who perform work that may be related to a public works contract, but not the public work directly, be paid less?

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On Dec. 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of California ruled that California law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest periods.

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South County Support Services and its sister company, Southwest Transportation Agency, have agreed to settle EEOC sexual harassment and retaliation charges leveled by a former employee.

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On Dec. 9, the city of Los Angeles enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LAFCIH), a “ban the box” law that took effect Jan. 22, 2017.

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The couple who owns El Calamar restaurant in Orange County has agreed to settle federal charges that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when they failed to pay cooks for all the overtime they worked.

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