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California Court Expands Reporting-Time Pay to On-Call Shifts

March 18, 2019 by

California’s Wage Orders include a requirement that employers pay employees at least two hours’ wages when an employee “reports for work” but is not actually put to work. A California Court of Appeal has now… Read More

NLRB to Uber: Let Your Employees Speak

March 13, 2019 by

The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from putting a muzzle on employees talking to each other about lawsuits addressing employee claims against their employers.  And the NLRB’s General Counsel, the chief of NLRA enforcement,… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part Two of Two

January 23, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part One of Two

January 18, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

No Union Buttons for Courthouse Employees

January 10, 2019 by

A California Court of Appeal ruled last month that the judiciary’s desire to appear neutral outweighs an employee’s interest in wearing union buttons and regalia. Superior Court of Fresno County v. Public Employment Relations Board…. Read More

Governor Signs Trio of New Anti-Harassment Laws

October 24, 2018 by

Governor Brown on September 30 signed three new bills addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Significant features of the three bills, all of which are effective January 1, 2019, include the following.New Training: SB 1343… Read More

Business Operator Individually Liable for Wage & Hour Penalties After Business Goes Bankrupt

October 18, 2018 by

A California Court of Appeal ruled last month that former employees of an Italian restaurant that went bankrupt after trial may recover from the restaurant’s operator civil penalties and attorneys’ fees for wage and hour… Read More

NLRB Orders Employer to Rescind Enrollment in E-Verify

September 20, 2018 by

Employers are permitted, but not obligated, to enroll in the federal government’s E-Verify program to confirm that employees are authorized to work in the U.S. Because enrollment in the E-Verify program is discretionary, not mandatory,… Read More

Labor Day 2018 – Business As Usual Will Not Work

August 31, 2018 by

The 2016 Trump election, expanding income inequality, and deep dissatisfaction with the economy, notwithstanding historic low unemployment rates, signal troubled times, and times for big thinking and big action for change.  This goes for labor… Read More

California Supreme Court Rejects “De Minimis” Defense to Wage Claims

July 31, 2018 by

The California Supreme Court recently expanded the ability of workers to recover unpaid wages even if the unpaid time occurs in small amounts. Troester v. Starbucks Corp. (Cal. Supreme Court case no. S234969, July 26,… Read More