Does Your Employee Handbook Have a Lactation Accommodation Policy?

Many employers are familiar with break and meal period requirements applicable to their organization under state and federal law. Often overlooked, however, is an employer’s responsibilities toward nursing mothers. We take a look at some of the requirements employers should be aware … Continue reading

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California Meal and Rest Break Rules Are Preempted by Federal Law for Property-Carrying Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) recently ruled that California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted by the Motor Carrier Safety Act (“MCSA”), 49 U.S.C. § 31141, as applied to property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers covered by the … Continue reading

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California Construction Industry, Are They The Next Ripe Target For Private Attorney General Act Claims? Hint-The Answer Is Yes.

In January, California ushered in a new law designed to strengthen wage protections for employees who work under private construction contracts. The law makes all “direct contractors” potentially liable for wages incurred by an employee of any subcontractor-at any tier. … Continue reading

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California Employers May Now Be Required to Allow Employees to Leave Premises During Rest Breaks

  Until recently, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office took the position that employers could require employees to stay on the work premises during ten-minute rest breaks, but they were required to let employees leave the premises during 30-minute meal periods. … Continue reading

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California Employers Must Pay Commissioned Employees Separate Rest Break Pay

In California, employers are required to provide non-exempt employees with a ten minute paid rest break for every four hours worked or major portion of four hours worked (defined as anything more than two hours). A California appellate court ruled … Continue reading

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