Tag: California

FMCSA and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Meal and Rest Breaks On December 27, 2018, the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it granted petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association requesting a determination that California’s meal and rest break rules (MRB rules) are pre-empted under federal…

2019 San Jose Minimum Wage Increase The City of San Jose announced that beginning January 1, 2019, employers subject to the San Jose Business License Tax or that maintain a facility in San Jose must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in San Jose at least $15…

City of Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase In November 2018, the City of Mountain View announced that employers who are subject to the Mountain View Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Mountain View must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Mountain View, minimum…

City of Belmont Minimum Wage Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, according to the City of Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers who are subject to the Belmont Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Belmont must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Belmont a minimum…

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 of them he reviewed the weekend just before his September 30, 2018, signature deadline. (In case you are wondering, that’s a lot of bills for one year; more than…

Reminder of Employees’ Right to Copy Their Employment Records On September 17, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1252) reminding employers that according to Cal. Labor § 226, employees have the right to inspect and receive a copy of their employment records, upon reasonable notice to the employer, but within no more than…

California Hotel Workers Ergonomic Standard The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s new standard (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 3345) for hotel housekeeping musculoskeletal injury prevention is effective July 1, 2018. This new standard, as part of the state’s mandatory Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) at Cal. Labor Code Ann. § 3203, requires each employer covered…

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court filed its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court and held that businesses must apply the “ABC test” to prove that a worker is an independent contractor, instead of an employee, under California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage order claims. Under the ABC test, a…

San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Form Due April 30, 2018 On April 5, 2018, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards (OLSE) held a webinar detailing how to complete the 2017 Employer Annual Reporting Form under the city’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO). Employers covered by the HCSO are required to submit this form by April 30, 2018 or…

Q: One of our employees was assaulted and injured by another coworker in our workplace. Is this compensable under California workers’ compensation? A: If the employee was injured at work, it is likely that the claim is compensable based on the facts of the situation leading up to the assault. An employee who is assaulted…