California employment laws include various regulations regarding pay, benefits, and expense compensation for employees. Employers must abide by these terms and pay their employees appropriately. When it comes to business-related expenses, employers are typically responsible for compensating their employees for any expenses they incur while performing their job duties. For example, if you must use… Read More
California lawmakers have traditionally been in the front lines of protecting workers. However, it is has been hard to keep up with the rapidly-changing economy, particularly the area known as the “gig-economy.” This type of work is not new. We have always had independent contractors. What is new, however, is the vast number of workers… Read More
Los Angeles employment lawyer, George Azadian, provides continuing legal education lecture to other employment lawyers and HR professionals on Understanding DOL’s Wage & Hour Standard and EEOC’s Retaliation Guidance.
A wage theft enforcement bill that will empower local California authorities to investigate wage theft claims has recently been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. This bill (SB 1342), authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (Artesia), will allow county and municipal boards to appoint an official to investigate allegations of wage theft. Taking effect on… Read More
On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. This long-awaited update will result in a meaningful boost to many workers’ wallets, and… Read More
Fast food establishments in California, Washington and Oregon are currently the focus of a federal investigation, as regulators examine whether these employers are paying their workers the appropriate minimum wage and overtime pay. According to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), investigations similar to the West Coast… Read More
With the dawn of 2016, the minimum wage in California increased by $1, jumping up to $10 per hour as of Jan. 1.1 While various parts of the state are set to see additional increases to the minimum wage this year and/or over the next few years, California voters will have the chance to decide… Read More