Hopkins & Carley

Hold on to Your Seat - A Decision from the California Supreme Court Coming Soon

Most employers are now familiar with California’s “suitable seat” dilemma. Though state law requires most employers to provide employees with “suitable seats” to perform their work, no one is quite sure how to interpret this…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Do You Need To Pay Employees For "Off-The-Clock" Work Time?

As part of our continuing Advisory series on wage and hour issues, this week’s Advisory focuses on compensation for work that occurs “off-the-clock.” Employers generally know that they must pay non-exempt employees for all work…more
| Labor & Employment Law

2016 Employment Law Update: A Review Of Recent Developments

Each year, we are happy to provide our clients and friends with a summary of the new laws and legal developments from the past year that we believe will have the greatest impact on employers. This year’s update includes…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

2016 Tax Update Letter

Re: 2016 Tax Update - Dear Clients and Colleagues: This letter is an update on the most recent estate and gift tax developments and serves as a follow-up to our previous annual tax updates…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Nonprofit Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employee Training: Payment Obligations and Strategies for Employers

Many employees receive training related to their jobs, or to positions to which they might be promoted. Employers sometimes require employees to undergo training and provide the training in-house. In other situations, employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Have You Established a Proper Workday and Workweek for Overtime Purposes?

As part of our continuing Advisory series on wage and hour issues, this week’s Advisory focuses on establishing a workday and workweek for overtime calculations. Employers generally know that most non-exempt employees must…more
| Labor & Employment Law

A Part Time Exempt Employee—Is it Possible?

Several weeks ago we announced that we would be publishing a series of Advisories on important wage-and-hour compliance issues. This week, we will focus on the issue of an employee’s exempt status and whether it is possible to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Recent Decisions Highlight Severe Consequences To Contractors Working Without A License

Most contractors understand the importance of a contractor’s license. Two recent decisions highlight the severe penalties imposed against contractors who failed to closely follow the license requirements. One case involved a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

California Fair Pay Act Increases Risk of Liability for Gender-Based Differentials in Pay

Last week, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, a bill intended to help eliminate inequality between the wages of male and female employees. The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2016…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Another Wage and Hour Trap - The Effect of Bonuses Upon an Employee's Regular Rate of Pay

We often focus on wage and hour issues in our Advisories because the rules are technical and often counter-intuitive, leading many employers to make mistakes. When those mistakes are combined with the provisions in the Labor…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Labor Commissioner Says Three Days of Paid Sick Leave Means 30 Hours for Some Employees

The Labor Commissioner's office has issued yet another interpretation of California's new Paid Sick Leave law applicable to employers who have elected to use the "no accrual and no carry over" system. In response to an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Pay Stubs Rules: A Trap for the Unwary in California

Employers are all too familiar with the ongoing wave of wage-and-hour litigation that has plagued companies of all sizes for many years. Some claims arise from alleged failure to comply with new or complex laws, such as those…more
| Labor & Employment Law

"Duke" Blazes a New Trail in Estate Law - California Supreme Court Reverses Course, Changing 50 Years of Precedent

The California Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in Estate of Duke July 27, 2015, changing the way in which all state courts evaluate wills prospectively. At issue was a rule established by the Supreme Court in…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

That Didn't Take Long: California Amends New Sick Leave Law

Last year, California became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees. Portions of the new law became effective on January 1, 2015 and the remainder became…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Proposes New Regulations Regarding Federal Overtime Exemptions

On July 1, 2015, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations concerning the so-called “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed regulations have received a great deal of publicity…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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