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March 2019 California Employment Law Notes

We invite you to review our newly-posted March 2019 California Employment Law Notes, a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include: Eddie Money Beats Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Free Speech Right; Former Accountant Could Proceed With Whistleblower Lawsuit; Employer Violated FCRA With Improper Background Check Notice; Fruit Growers May … Continue Reading

$300 Unpaid Wage Claim Results In Additional $57,000 Award To Employee

Stratton v. Beck, 30 Cal. App. 5th 901 (2018) Anthony Stratton filed a claim against Thomas Beck with the labor commissioner for unpaid wages in the amount of $303.55. After conducting an administrative hearing, the labor commissioner awarded Stratton $303.50 plus an additional $5,757.46 in liquidated damages, interest and statutory penalties for a total award … Continue Reading

California Enacts Statewide Law Restricting Inquiries into Applicants’ Salary History

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a statewide salary history inquiry law that will largely restrict employers in the state from seeking and relying upon salary history information from applicants during the hiring process. The law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018 and will apply to all private and public … Continue Reading

Employee Who Provided Customer Service And Training Related To Company’s Software Was Not Exempt From Overtime

Eicher v. Advanced Bus. Integrators, Inc., 2007 WL 1678244 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007) ABI sells computer software that is used in sports and entertainment venues to schedule staff, manage payroll, credentialing and security and to keep track of costs. ABI employed Michael Eicher to provide on-site customer service and training on the ABI software. ABI … Continue Reading

Employer That Paid Less Than Minimum Wage Was Subject To Penalties

Armenta v. Osmose, Inc., 135 Cal. App. 4th 314, 2005 WL 3549422 (Dec. 29, 2005) Osmose, Inc., which is in the business of maintaining standing wood utility poles for major utility companies, employed union members as employees pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement. In this class action, the employees alleged they were not compensated for … Continue Reading
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