In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide arbitration even in the absence of express language to that effect in the...more
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy last Fall and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, forecasters are predicting an aggressive 2013 hurricane season, which started on June 1st. Employers should take time before the storm hits to...more
A common mistake for new business owners is how it classifies its workers. Many people think you can just elect to treat people as independent contractors and thus avoid the cost and headache associated with having...more
Labor and employment lawyers expect the Department of Labor to increase the number of audits it conducts this year. To protect your business from lawsuits, fines and fees, you should review your exempt and non-exempt job...more
Over the past decade, employers have faced a continuing stream of claims alleging that employees have been misclassified as exempt from overtime compensation rules, as well as state laws regarding meal periods and rest...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced in December of 2012 the recovery of $187,165 of wages for 69 employees as part of its multi-year ongoing enforcement initiative focused on vendors...more
Retail employers should take note that improperly classifying employees and failing to pay overtime wages can lead to significant employer liability. A federal judge on January 7, 2013, approved a $20.9 million dollar...more
In This Issue:
- New Health Care Mandates
- I-9's for Immigration in 2013
- A Policies and Procedures Review
- Classifying Employees as Exempt or Non-Exempt?
- Awareness of National Labor Relations Board...more
Originally published in the Orange County Lawyer magazine - June issue, Vol. 54 No. 6 (pages 12-13).
All California employers must comply with a multitude of wage and hour laws that go well beyond setting minimum wages...more
Delivering presents to the well-behaved children all over the world in a single night is hard work. Sure, Santa Claus makes it look easy with his jolly disposition, magical sleigh and team of nine flying reindeer. But does...more
In our last blog post in this series on the “Anatomy of a DOL Audit,” we discussed tips for conducting an effective internal wage and hour audit. Now we consider some key issues to evaluate during that process....more
For the past decade, employers have been frustrated by what they describe as a moving target when it comes to properly classifying employees as either exempt (and thus not eligible for overtime) or non-exempt (and thus...more
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