California Employment Law Update

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Claim For Unpaid Vacation Benefits Was Properly Dismissed

Bell v. H.F. Cox, Inc., 2012 WL 3846827 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012) Oscar Bell and other truck drivers filed a putative class action against Cox, alleging wage and hour violations. Among other things, the drivers alleged that Cox had failed to pay promised vacation benefits to current employees (it paid them a flat rate of … Continue Reading

Employer Permitted To Deduct For Partial-Day Absences From Exempt Employees’ Vacation Accruals

Conley v. Pacific Gas & Elec., 131 Cal. App. 4th 260 (2005) Two senior new business representatives and two engineers of PG&E filed this class-action lawsuit, alleging that they and others had been improperly classified as exempt employees under federal and state overtime law. Plaintiffs challenged PG&E’s policy of making deductions from exempt employees’ vacation-leave … Continue Reading

Disabled County Employees Were Not Entitled To Cash-Out Of Their Vacation Benefits

Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers’ Ass’n v. County of Los Angeles, 115 Cal. App. 4th 866 (2004) William Kupper and Bennie Layne worked as investigators for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office before becoming temporarily disabled after being injured on the job. Kupper and Layne both retired after their disabilities became permanent. Under … Continue Reading

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