John Skousen

John Skousen

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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It's Payback Time: Reimbursement Of Employee Expenses Is A Hot Issue In California

As class actions continue to plague employers in California, one area that is often overlooked is expense reimbursement. The California Labor Code makes clear that employers must indemnify employees for all necessary...more

10/7/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Indemnification Reimbursements Wage and Hour Wages

Federal Court Limits California's Wage-Hour Laws

Three years ago, the California Supreme Court addressed the scope of California’s overtime regulations contained in the California Labor Code and Wage Orders promulgated by its Industrial Welfare Commission. Sullivan et al v....more

10/3/2014 - Employee Rights Oracle Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

Happy 2014 – Gear Up For New Wage And Hour Laws

As the new year begins, California employers, already weary from added wage and hour laws and regulations enacted over the past several years, have yet more to comply with. Here are the highlights....more

1/9/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Minimum Wage Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

California Wage/Hour Update, No. 4, October 2013: California's Regular Rate: Getting It Right Can Save Money

With the increasing focus on wage-and-hour litigation, the issue of an employee’s “regular rate” arises in most every case involving alleged unpaid overtime. It also factors into an employer’s payroll, each and every pay...more

10/4/2013 - FLSA Regular Rates Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

California Wage/Hour Update No. 3, July 2013: Court Clarifies Impact Of Multi-Tasking On Exempt Status

The salaried exemptions remain an actively litigated area in employment litigation. In order to be exempt from overtime and related regulations governing timekeeping and meal and rest periods, it’s not enough that an...more

7/4/2013 - Exempt-Employees Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Wage and Hour

California Wage/Hour Update, No. 2 - April 2013: "Late Breaking" News

Boss: Time for your lunch break. Employee: Naw, I’ll just finish up what I’m working on and take my break later. Boss: That’s fine with me, but you are free to go now. Employee: Gotcha! Now you owe...more

4/4/2013 - Rest and Meal Break Time Warner Wage and Hour Wages

California Wage/Hour Update, No. 1, January 2012: New Rules For Commission-Paid Employees Take Effect January 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, a new California law requires that employees entering into employment agreements which involve compensation, even in part, on a “commission” basis must be provided a written contract which sets...more

1/10/2013 - Employment Contract Wages Written Agreements

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