Tag: California Law

Milpitas Wage Theft Ordinance On March 20, 2018, the Milpitas City Council adopted Ordinance No. 295 to protect Milpitas workers from wage theft. Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee and includes the failure to pay overtime, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification, illegal deductions in…

Salary History Information On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2282) providing for the following: Definitions of the terms pay scale, reasonable request, and applicant. Allowing employers to ask an applicant about his or her salary expectations for the position to which he or she is applying. Allowing employers to make…

Question: Can we deduct a negative PTO balance from an exempt California employee’s final paycheck? Answer: According to the California Chamber of Commerce website and the California government websites (DLSE Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual sec. 15.1.12 and Lab. Code sec. 227.3), vacation and PTO are considered “wages.” Even if the employee authorizes a deduction…

Question:  My company has employees in New York and California.  With the upcoming presidential primary elections and caucuses, do we have to give employees time off to vote?  If so, do we need to pay them for that time?  Are there any other considerations we should be aware of? Answer:   Many states require employers to…