Dynamex Impact on California Businesses – Revisiting Dynamex One Year Later

It has been more than a year since the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, setting forth a new test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an … Continue reading

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Can California Payroll Companies Be Held Liable for Wage Statement Claims?

California law provides that a payroll service provider cannot be held liable for labor code violations –  but, a California appeals court recently held that employees may pursue tort claims against payroll service providers under a theory that the payroll … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Changes Course and Ends “80/20 Rule” for Tipped Employees

This month, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“Division”) issued an opinion letter that, once again, reversed the Division’s position as to which service industry employees may be subject to the “tip credit.” For those who do not … Continue reading

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Every Minute Counts: Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot “Skim” Minutes

On Thursday, the California Supreme Court held the federal Fair Labor Standards Act de minimis rule, which limits suits over small increments of unpaid time upon a showing that the bits of time are administratively difficult to record, does not … Continue reading

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Arbitration Agreement Contained in Employee Handbook and Signed During Pending Class Action Is Invalid

On April 20, 2018, the California Court of Appeal, in the case Nguyen v. Inter-Coast International Training, Inc., held that an arbitration agreement contained in an employee handbook was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. In that case, after a wage … Continue reading

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Employers Cannot Use Salary History to Defend Against Equal Pay Claims

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc that an employee’s prior salary does not constitute a “factor other than sex” to justify wage disparities between male and female employees. “Other than sex” factors is limited to legitimate, … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Adopts a “Fair Reading” Standard for FLSA Exemptions

In this week’s L&E Legal Alert, Jennifer Yee and Josh Woodard take a deeper dive into the Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro where the U.S. Supreme Court rejected  the longstanding principle that courts construe FLSA exemptions narrowly and, instead, adopted … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rejects Principle that FLSA Overtime Exemptions Should Be Construed Narrowly

In a 5-4 opinion issued on April 2nd, the United States Supreme Court held that service advisers at car dealerships are exempt from the overtime pay requirement of the FLSA because they are “salesmn . . . primarily engaged in … Continue reading

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2018 May Push the Payroll Budget for Utah Employers

With the 2018 Utah legislative session about to begin, there are more than a few bills that Utah employers may want to keep on their radar.  HB 117, for instance, seeks to increase the minimum wage to from $7.25 to … Continue reading

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