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11 09, 2017

Misclassifying Workers as Exempt Can be Costly

By | 2017-09-11T05:33:41+00:00 September 11th, 2017|wage and hour law|Comments Off on Misclassifying Workers as Exempt Can be Costly

The award-winning and respected employment lawyers at Gehres Law Group, P.C. can provide advice to companies on proper classification of workers. Misclassification -- whether by incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors or by incorrectly classifying workers as exempt when they are entitled to overtime – can be very costly. A recent news release from the [...]

22 05, 2017

THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

By | 2017-09-11T05:43:18+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court issued rulings on three previously-unanswered questions relating to the “Day of Rest” requirement of Labor Code Sections 551 and 552. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., decided May 8, 2017, the Court first addressed the meaning of §551 (“[E]very person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to [...]

1 04, 2016

California Minimum Wage 2016

By | 2017-09-11T02:48:36+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, employment discrimination, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on California Minimum Wage 2016

Economic Justice or Economic Devastation: What Does the Proposed Minimum Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Mean to Your Business? Most California business owners are aware that the minimum hourly wage rose to $10 per hour for all industries on January 1, 2016.[1] However, many of the same business owners are only beginning to recognize [...]

18 02, 2016

Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

By | 2017-09-11T06:21:17+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

Introduction As with so many legal issues, a determination as to when it is legally permissible to “dock” an employee’s pay for rest periods requires knowledge of employment law and an analysis of the particular circumstances. This article, written by our leading wage and hour attorney, highlights circumstances in which docking employee pay for rest [...]

30 01, 2016

California Wage Statement Requirements

By | 2017-09-11T06:22:57+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 [...]