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PAPERLESS PAYSTUBS

Do They Comply with California Wage Statement Laws? As the corporate world heads towards paperless offices, more employers may wish to remit pay stubs electronically without running afoul of applicable law. California Labor Code section 226(a) requires employers to furnish wage statements “in writing” and itemized deductions to be recorded “in ink or other indelible […]

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE?

It’s Not Really A Matter of Choice State and federal laws provide detailed standards a business must closely examine for who it can rightfully classify as an independent contractor and who needs to be an employee. Yet, it is not uncommon for enterprises and those they hire to just skip all that and – with […]

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IGNORE AT YOUR OWN PERIL

Overlooked Pay Stub Requirements Can Lead to Trouble California law requires employers to provide written itemized wage statements containing precise, detailed pay-related information every pay period. Penalties for failure to comply with these pay stub requirements entitles each worker to recover at least $50 for the first violation and a minimum $100 for each subsequent […]

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Bowles Law in the News

Partner Cindy Bamforth Featured on KPCC’s “The Frame” Cindy was recently honored by host John Horn to speak on KPCC NPR’s “The Frame” on identifying and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. This invitation came on the heels of her participation in the Women in Film’s panel discussing sexual harassment in Hollywood. Produced by Southern […]

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CUPID’S ARROWS ARE FLYING

How to Regulate Workplace Romances With sexual harassment allegations surfacing daily in the media, it’s not surprising that coworkers may be more hesitant to date each other. In the 2018 CareerBuilder’s Annual Valentine’s Day survey, only 36% percent of workers reported having dated a coworker, a 10-year low. Regardless, office romances remain a fact of […]

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WORKPLACE RETALIATION AGAIN ON THE RISE

EEOC Releases Report on Complaints Filed 2017 ●●● Vital Management Training Available with Upcoming Feb. 23 Seminar The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the number of workplace discrimination charges filed nationwide during fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017). Of the 84,254 workplace discrimination charges submitted to the agency […]

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LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

Final All-Day Session is Friday, February 23, 2018 Don’t miss the final opportunity to attend Tim Bowles’ annual employment law seminar. From experience reflected in his Martindale-Hubbell “AV” (highest possible) rating, Tim’s  presentation includes important refreshers and insights for business owners and managers on the legal fundamentals of personnel management. He will also discuss the […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE EIGHT

BUSTED Adult Care Facilities Must Pay Minimum Wage and Overtime or Face Expensive Consequences California’s Labor Commissioner continues her pursuit of businesses that fail to comply with wage and hour laws. In a January 9, 2018 News Release, she announced citations of $7,137,036 against Adat Shalom Board & Care, Inc., which operates six residential board […]

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EMPLOYERS MUST LET GO

Employees are Free to Leave Work Premises During Paid Rest Breaks According to California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, employees are entitled to a “net” ten-minute paid rest break for every four hours worked, or major fraction thereof (i.e., anything more than two hours of work). “Net” here means the rest period begins as soon […]

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