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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 24

Unpaid Wages and Attempt to Evade Consequences Result in Seizure of Owners’ Assets Continuing to target restaurants and other industries under its Wage Theft Is a Crime program, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has taken action against the Mango Gardens restaurant chain. In 2015 following a referral from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2019 OVERTIME EXEMPTION RATES

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation if they receive set minimum hourly compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $79.39 to $82.72 per hour, up from $79.39, effective January 1, 2019. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROFESSIONALS

New 2019 Overtime Exemption Rates California Labor Code section 515.5 exempts certain computer software professionals from overtime compensation if they receive specified minimum compensation. California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced its rate increase for this minimum, effective January 1, 2019, to $45.41, up from $43.58.  Alternatively, an otherwise qualified employee paid by salary […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 22

THAI RESTAURANTS BARBEQUED Three Southern California Outlets and Owners Must Pay Workers Over $1,000,000 for Wage Theft On October 3, 2018, the Labor Commissioner’s Office announced that it has cited Sanamluang Café in North Hollywood, Orchid Thai Cuisine in Arcadia, and Orchid Thai in Baldwin Park, a total of $1,065,646 for wage theft violations. The […]

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A SUPER-SIZED MCDONALD’S OVERTIME CLASS ACTION RULING

Company Loses by Management Inattention to California Compliant Pay Policies and Practices A Los Angeles superior court judge has ruled McDonald’s in violation of California’s daily overtime laws in 119 restaurants. Maria Sanchez v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc., L.A. County Superior Court No. BC499888, April 20, 2017 order. The decision is a lesson in […]

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NEW MINIMUM SALARY LEVELS COMING FOR TOP-FLOOR EXECUTIVES

Federal Increase Due December 1, 2016 To Qualify Exempt-from-Overtime Employees Effective December 1, 2016, the Federal Overtime Exemption Rule, “the Final Rule,” will raise the minimum salary amounts for certain workers to qualify for overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See New Stricter Federal Requirements on Exemptions from Overtime, Employers Must Comply […]

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NOT SO FAST

Congressmember Seeks to Slow New Federal Overtime Exemption Rule The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule in May 2016, raising minimum salary amounts for exempt-from-overtime executive, administrative, professional, computer and outside sales employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See “New Stricter Federal Requirements on Exemptions from Overtime, Employers Must Comply […]

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AVOIDING WORKPLACE HELL

For Heaven’s Sake: Document, Document, Document! Lawyers are in sales, they are not in management.  They don’t sell widgets to consumers of course.  Rather, competing attorneys each “sell” his/her client’s construction of events and actions to juries and judges, with the most plausible version of such occurrences the winner. This firm defends employers daily on […]

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New Labor Laws for 2013: California Alters the Meaning of Written Salary Agreements for Hourly Employees

The California Legislature has made an important change, effective January 1, 2013, eliminating some of the ability of businesses to negotiate wage arrangements with hourly workers. In February, 2011, we summarized the Court of Appeal decision in Arechiga v. Dolores 192 California Appellate Reports, 4th Series (Cal.App.4th) 567 (2011).  See, “Written Salary Agreements and Overtime.”  […]

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California Increases the Minimum Hourly Pay Rate for Licensed Physicians and Surgeons to Qualify for Overtime Exemption

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation.  The criteria includes set minimum compensation. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently increased this minimum, effective January 1, 2013. Employers will now have to pay otherwise qualified physicians and surgeons the equivalent of at least $72.70 per hour, up […]

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