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EMPLOYEE MEAL PERIODS AND REST BREAKS

California’s Basic Requirements for Daily R&R Except for salaried, legitimately exempt-from-overtime workers, California employers must provide each employee with certain numbers of unpaid meal periods and paid rest breaks depending on how many hours that employee works in a given day. Unpaid Meal Periods First Meal Period: Generally, employers may not employ a worker for […]

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UNLAWFUL RETALIATION DEFINED

Federal Government Publishes Final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation Claims Mary, an African-American employee, complained to her co-workers that her pay was lower than that of Caucasian employees doing similar work. Upon overhearing these conversations, Mary’s supervisor reprimanded her for “distracting” her co-workers with discussions about perceived pay discrimination. The supervisor may be surprised to learn […]

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PUT A CORK IN IT

Curbing Personal Cell Phone Use In The Workplace While cell phones can speed work-related communications when employees are out of the office, workers’ personal use of their mobile devices while on-the-clock has become the top “productivity killer” for business. According to a June 9, 2016 Career Builder survey, eight out of ten workers have smartphones […]

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LOS ANGELES MOVES TO ENFORCE CITY MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCE

Required Forms Now Available Beginning July 1, 2016, the City of Los Angeles’s Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) imposes higher hourly minimums than the statewide level. The City will enforce the MWO through the Office of Wage Standards (OWS) via Rules and Regulations published July 22, 2016. The Rules and Regulations contain many key points, including: […]

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The Annals of Copyright No. 8

KEEP YOUR CREATIONS Register Your Valuable Promotional Material with the Copyright Office Promotion and advertising are important parts of the budget of any business, whether for-profit or non-profit. In order to bring in customers, clients, and donors, it is imperative to create and hone your promotional efforts for your target public. Most large companies with […]

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STRIKE A BLOW FOR EMPLOYERS

California Expands the Exception to Listing “Hours Worked” on Pay Stubs California Labor Code Section 226 requires employers to provide workers with strictly defined statements (i.e. pay stubs) either semimonthly or with each paycheck. See, California’s Itemized Pay Stub Requirements, Ignoring the Needed Details Poses Trap for Unwary Employers (March, 2016). While section 226 generally […]

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