Contact us

30 01, 2016

California Wage Statement Requirements

By | 2016-01-30T06:47:20+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on California Wage Statement Requirements

Introduction The California Labor Code and the Orders promulgated by the Industrial Wage Commission impose various wage and hour requirements on employers for the benefit of their employees. This article addresses California wage statement requirements for employers which include specific detailed information employees must receive from their employers concerning the wages they are paid, and [...]

15 01, 2016

Overtime Laws for Salaried Employees

By | 2016-01-15T08:36:30+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on Overtime Laws for Salaried Employees

Introduction The short answer to this question is "sometimes". As our employment law attorneys explained in a previous article here, employees in California are typically entitled to overtime pay for any work in excess of eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. However, employers need not pay overtime for so-called “exempt” salaried employees [...]

15 12, 2015

Calculating Overtime for Non-Exempt Salaried Employees

By | 2015-12-15T08:49:53+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Business Law, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on Calculating Overtime for Non-Exempt Salaried Employees

Introduction As explained in our prior article of November 24, 2015[1] most employers are aware that their “non-exempt” employees must be paid no less than the minimum wage prescribed by federal and/or state wage and hours laws.  These employers also know that federal and state laws require an employer to pay non-exempt employees 1 ½ [...]

24 11, 2015

FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay

By | 2015-11-24T16:56:17+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay

Most employers know that their “non-exempt” employees (e.g., employees who are not managers, professional personnel or who fit one of one of the other exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act “FLSA”) must be paid no less than the minimum wage prescribed by federal and/or California wage and hours laws. These employers also know that [...]

2 09, 2015

Avoid Expensive Wrongful Termination Lawsuits with Arbitration

By | 2015-09-02T15:19:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Avoid Expensive Wrongful Termination Lawsuits with Arbitration

AVOID EXPENSIVE WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWSUITS: Have a Written Employment Agreement with Mandatory Arbitration Provisions A typical small business nightmare scenario: Although STARS Digital Photo service, (“STARS”) did not open for business before 10:00 a.m, the owner, Eric P., answered the knock on the storefront door just after 9 a.m. A nicely dressed young woman smiled [...]

18 08, 2015

Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims

By | 2015-08-18T11:48:54+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims

Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims ...A Performance Review Gone Wrong After working for ABC Catering company for three years as a “set-up worker”, Thomas R. had been promoted to delivery manager, given an office in the company’s office suite, and made responsible for managing the staff of 10 “set up workers”.  One of Thomas’ [...]

22 06, 2015

Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases

By | 2015-06-22T09:00:50+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases

Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases In many states, including California, the employer-employee relationship is presumed to be at-will. This means that the employee can terminate his or her relationship with the employer at any time for any reason. Likewise, an employer can terminate its relationship with an employee at any time, for [...]

27 05, 2015

How To Protect Company Trade Secrets

By | 2015-05-27T10:12:15+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on How To Protect Company Trade Secrets

Small business owners and entrepreneurs alike must take great care to protect sensitive and proprietary information from being disclosed in order to benefit from the protection afforded by the California Trade Secrets Law. Even the slightest failure to zealously guard against disclosure may lead to disastrous results. In fact, failure to guard against misappropriation of [...]

24 04, 2015

Social Media and The Employer/Employee Relationship: Traps For The Unwary

By | 2015-04-24T13:30:46+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Business Law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Social Media and The Employer/Employee Relationship: Traps For The Unwary

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP: TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY Social media is now a ubiquitous part of our lives. People freely provide information on social media accounts for all to see. Employers, however, must be especially cautious when using social media in employment decisions. “At-Will” Employment The overwhelming majority of employees in today’s workplace [...]

20 04, 2015

Can My Employer Fire Me Because Of My Religious Beliefs?

By | 2015-04-20T08:36:59+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Can My Employer Fire Me Because Of My Religious Beliefs?

It is unlawful for employers to fire their employees because of their religious beliefs, and California has a mechanism in place to prevent this from happening. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or DFEH is the government agency that enforces the state’s civil rights laws, and the laws that pertain to workplace discrimination [...]