Category Archives: Wage and Hour
Getting Ready for the Workday: Do California Minimum Wage Laws Cover Time Spent Performing Pre- and Post-Shift Activities?
California law generally requires public and private employers to pay a certain minimum wage to employees “for all hours worked.” California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage orders provide “all hours worked” means “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time the employee is… Read More »
While federal law does not require an employer to give employees any meal or rest breaks during the workday, California law, on the other hand, affords workers certain legal protections in this area. To be precise, Section 512 of the California Labor Code states that as a general rule, when an employee works more… Read More »
Are Janitors “Franchisees” or Employees? Ninth Circuit Decision Applies Dynamex Retroactively to California Labor Law Claims
Last year the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, which stated that all workers are “presumed to be employees” unless the employer can prove the worker is an independent contractor based on a three-part “ABC test.” The three tests include: (A) The… Read More »
California has its own state minimum wage and overtime laws that afford many employees greater protections than those provided by federal law. But what about employees who work in areas that are not on California soil, or maybe off the California coast, such as drilling platforms? Are such areas also covered by state law?… Read More »
A common source of wage and hour disputes in California is the proper calculation of an employee’s minimum wage. There are often a host of overlapping federal, state, and local rules to consider. The federal government sets the minimum wage at just $7.25 per hour, while California law requires higher pay (increasing each year),… Read More »