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Employment Law

California’s Gig Worker Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

September 8, 2021 by

California workers have scored a major victory in the fight against the erosion of labor protections in the gig economy. Last November, California voters approved Proposition 22 with 59% of the vote after a $225… Read More

Double Check the Math: Courts Clarify What Employers Must Include on Wage Statements

July 26, 2021 by

The California Labor Code requires employers when issuing employee paychecks to include itemized wage statements with detailed information about how the wages were calculated, as well as a listing of the hours worked at each… Read More

“Charter” Counties Allowed to Unilaterally Recoup Employee Overpayments

March 5, 2021 by

Generally, California employers can only deduct salary overpayments from an employee’s paycheck with the employee’s consent or with a court order obtained through the wage garnishment process. But a California appellate court has now ruled… Read More


February 26, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Independent Contractor Status Proposition 22, App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies Exempt from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers – California voters approved Prop. 22, which now allows application-based transportation and delivery companies that provide ride-share… Read More


February 19, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Protected Leave SB 1383, Expansion of Family Rights Act – This bill dramatically expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most employers and cover additional reasons for leave. Under existing law, CFRA… Read More


February 12, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in three parts this year. Part 1, below, addresses COVID-19 development; Part 2 will address protected-leave developments; and Part 3 will address independent contractor and… Read More

Courts Address Waiver of “Compulsory Travel Time” Pay and Circumstances that Bring Travel Time Under Employer Control

July 17, 2020 by

Two different appellate districts in the California Courts of Appeal last month took up the question of whether an employer should pay employees for time spent traveling to their worksites. In Gutierrez v. Brand Energy… Read More

California Supreme Court Clarifies Application of California Wage Rules to Employees Working in More Than One State

July 8, 2020 by

In companion cases involving application of the California labor code to the airline industry, the California Supreme Court has clarified how two important sections of the Labor Code apply to employees who perform work both… Read More

Employees Must be Paid for Exit Searches

March 6, 2020 by

The California Supreme Court has issued another favorable ruling for workers, holding that employers are required to compensate employees for mandatory exit searches done off-the-clock. In Frlekin v. Apple, Inc. (Feb. 13, 2020) the Court… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part VI

January 21, 2020 by , , , , , and

This is the final post of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR & EMPLOYMENT AB 378 – Family childcare providers: Bargaining representative This bill… Read More