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- The Digital Death Knell of Court Reporting
Technology has changed the world for the general populace, and now it has threatened to change the landscape of legal practice.
- Trucking Industry More Dangerous than Others
It is hardly surprising that an office worker is less likely to be injured on the job than a police officer. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) show, however, that when it comes to the most dangerous jobs of all – those that present a very real, very tangible risk of death – truck drivers are among those who are most at-risk.
- What Is New about California’s Fair Pay Act?
The new law took effect January 1, 2016 and affects any employer with offices in the State of California. Generally speaking, the California Fair Pay Act makes an employer more accountable for equal pay for employees of differing gender who are performing essentially the same work, regardless of location, title or job description.
- Independent Contractor or Employee – A Question for San Diego Employers
A recent Supreme Court decision has changed the way the IRS and California tax agencies and the Division of Labor Standards, or Labor Commissioner view the classification of independent contractors. California believes miisclassification of employees as independent contractors has cost California more than $7 billion in payroll tax revenue.
- California Wage Statement Requirements
The California Labor Code and the Orders promulgated by the Industrial Wage Commission impose various wage and hour requirements on employers for the benefit of their employees. As pointed out by our employment law attorneys, below, employers are well-advised to follow legal requirements in order to avoid potentially devastating penalties which may be assessed against them.
- Lawsuit Reveals Code Words Employers Used to Weed Out Older Job Applicants
Court decision may open floodgates for more age discrimination cases.
- Alarming Trend: More Workers Than Ever Claiming Unfair Pay Practices
Statistics shows that wage and hour lawsuits have risen by 30% since 2011.
- Ouch! University to Shell Out $1M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
Lawsuit alleged pattern of shortchanging employees of women’s athletics program.
- Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for a Remote Employee’s Injury
With the advance in technology, many individuals are able to work for employers completely or partially on a remote basis. They can often stay just as engaged in the workplace with phones, computers and other technological aids. This working relationship complicates questions of liability, such as determining whether workers’ compensation will pay for the injuries sustained by an employee.
- Are Salaried Employees in California Entitled to Overtime Pay?
The short answer to this question is “sometimes” regarding California state law on the subject of exempt versus non-exempt status of employees. However, before making decisions concerning the status of an employee, and whether to pay an employee a salary, or instead by the hour, an employer should consult with an employment law attorney who handles wage and hour issues.