Tag: California

2019 City of Alameda Minimum Wage Increase The City of Alameda minimum wage will increase as follows: $13.50 per hour on July 1, 2019. $15 per hour on July 1, 2020. Beginning July 1, 2022, and on July 1 of every year thereafter, the minimum wage then in effect will be adjusted by the increase…

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…

California Supreme Court Rules on Overtime Calculations with Retroactive Application On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California (Alvarado) that when calculating overtime in pay periods when an employee earns a flat rate bonus, employers must divide the total compensation earned in a pay period by only…

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court decided how an employee’s overtime pay rate should be calculated when the employee earns a flat sum bonus during a single pay period. In Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California (Alvarado), the Court determined that when calculating overtime in pay periods during which an employee earns…