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Wake-Up Call on Inside Salespersons

California Supreme Court Narrows Eligibility for the Commissioned Salesperson Exemption California employers may qualify commissioned inside salespersons as exempt from overtime if they earn at least 1.5 times the state minimum wage for each hour worked with more than fifty percent of that total from commissions.  Some employers have considered an employee eligible if he or […]

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Federal Agency Weighs in on Pregnancy Discrimination

EEOC Publishes Controversial Enforcement Guidelines On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its first “guidance” on pregnancy discrimination since 1983.  EEOC enforcement guidances are the agency’s interpretations of law.  This set offers EEOC views on what constitutes unlawful pregnancy-based discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), […]

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Will California Employers Have to Cough Up Paid Sick Leave?

Constructive Remedy or a Job-Killer? The California Assembly passed earlier this year the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” (Assembly Bill [AB] 1522), sending it over to the Senate for consideration.  If passed into law, the measure would mandate all employers to provide at least three paid sick days per calendar year to all […]

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“California Wage Theft Recovery Act” Navigating Heavy Legislative Seas

Assembly Bill 2416 Would Permit Employees to Impose Liens on All Employer Property for Alleged (but Unproven) Wage Claims California’s controversial Assembly Bill (AB) 2416, the “Wage Theft Recovery Act” continues to make progress through the Legislature.   Patterned on a unique Wisconsin law, the Act, if passed, would enable an employee to create a lien […]

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