Karen Reinhold

Karen Reinhold

Hopkins & Carley

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Peabody Decision Tightens Requirements for Commission Payments and Exempt Status

State and federal law create an exemption from overtime compensation for employees engaged in sales who satisfy specific criteria. Although the requirements under each set of laws are not identical, each generally provides...more

7/24/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees Exemptions Minimum Wage Over-Time Sales Commissions Time Warner Wage and Hour

Remember to Calculate Overtime Pay Based on Your Employees' "Regular Rate of Pay"

When a non-exempt employee is entitled to overtime compensation, the hourly rate of pay from which the overtime compensation is calculated is known as the employee's "regular rate of pay." If an employee subject to...more

7/8/2014 - Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

The California Supreme Court Holds That an Employee May Waive the Right to Bring a Wage and Hour Class Action in an Arbitration...

On Monday, June 23rd, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation. In Iskanian, the Court held that waivers of the right to bring a wage and hour class action,...more

7/1/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

As Summer Hiring Season Approaches, Employers Should Be Aware of Wage Payment Rules for Interns

Continued sluggishness in some sectors of our economy has left many students and recent college graduates without jobs and willing to consider working as unpaid “interns” in order to gain experience and connections in...more

5/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Hiring & Firing Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Are Your Wage Statements Compliant Under Labor Code Section 226?

The California Labor Code is full of potential penalties for the unwary employer. The penalties arguably exist to ensure compliance by unscrupulous employers but often the penalties result in a windfall to employees for an...more

5/9/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Labor Code Labor Commissioners Penalties Section 226 Wage and Hour Wage Statements

Another Good Reason for Employers to Stay Out of the Labor Commissioner's Office

Labor Code and Wage Order compliance can be one of the human resource department’s most tedious tasks. The requirements of the Labor Code and the Wage Orders are detailed, based on working environments that no longer exist...more

2/7/2014 - Human Resources Professionals Labor Commissioners Wage and Hour

Employment Law Update 2014 - New Developments in Employment Law 2014

In this issue: - 2014 Schedule of Seminars - Wage & Hour Developments - Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Developments - Arbitration and Class Action Developments - Employer...more

1/7/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Affordable Care Act Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Harassment Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Employment Law Advisory for August 30, 2013: No Help for Employers from the Legislature in the Battle against Wage and Hour Claims

Perfect compliance with the California Labor Code, California Wage Orders and the Fair Labor Standards Act, is a constant challenge for every employer. An innocent and seemingly minor error can result in significant potential...more

9/3/2013 - Class Action Employer Liability Issues Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour

2013 Employment Law Update - New Developments in Employment Law 2013

In this update: - 2013 Schedule of Seminars - Wage & Hour - New Laws Impacting Hiring Practices - Discrimination & Harassment - Developing Law Regarding Employer Arbitration Agreements - Employer...more

1/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Arbitration Agreements Background Checks Brinker Discrimination Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Non-Exempt Employees Pregnancy Discrimination See's Candy Shops Social Media Policy Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages

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