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San Francisco recently enacted two sweeping ordinances that are being referred to as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights”. The new laws impose strict new requirements on retail employers and establishments in the City of San...more
Some retailers in San Francisco will need to set work schedules two weeks in advance or face stiff penalties under a new law that goes into effect in 2015. San Francisco’s recently enacted Retail Workers Bill of Rights will...more
As we enter the New Year, Littler's international practice has identified a number of key employment and labor law issues for multinational companies (MNCs). The past year has brought to the fore some challenging issues...more
Just before the Thanksgiving break, as retailers were gearing up for “Black Friday,” “Cyber Monday,” and the newly-minted “Gray Thursday,” the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two new ordinances...more
Operative July 3, 2015, companies located in San Francisco who are “Formula Retail Establishments” must comply with additional wage and hour requirements under the Retail Workers Bill of Rights (a combination of two...more
In addition to federal and state laws, San Francisco currently has ten labor and employment laws that apply only to employees working within the City. On December 5, 2014, the eleventh San Francisco-specific employment law...more
On November 25, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two ordinances that are collectively referred to as the San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights: the “Hours and Retention Protections for Formula Retail...more
On November 25, 2014, the City and County of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved (with one member absent) two ordinances that will affect “Formula Retail Establishments” and that proponents refer to as...more
On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), requiring all California employers to provide their employees in the state with at least three days of...more
On November 13, 2014, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division One, issued a decision in Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases. The opinion explains the meaning of Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court as it applies to the...more
On Election Day this year, Massachusetts voters responded affirmatively, by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent, to the Massachusetts Paid Sick Days Initiative. ...more
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a new law, which will be codified at G.L. c. 149, § 148C, providing sick leave rights to all private employees in the state and most public employees. The law goes into...more
UK Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision could expose UK employers to claims of underpaying holiday pay in the past.
1. What are all the headlines about?
On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, the UK Employment Appeal...more
A decision reached on 4 November 2014 by the Employment Appeal Tribunal is likely to have major implications for employers calculating holiday pay. The EAT found that overtime which an employee was required to work should be...more
On Tuesday, San Franciscans overwhelmingly voted to raise the City’s minimum wage to $15.00 over the next few years. The San Francisco current minimum wage of $10.74 is already higher than both the federal minimum wage of...more
The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the “EAT”) has ruled that overtime payments, even if they are not guaranteed, must be included in calculating the rate at which holiday is paid to employees. The decision has significant...more
Before the election, we talked about minimum wage and paid sick leave initiatives on the rise, including some important ballot issues. With most of the results tallied, it appears that the Republicans weren’t the only big...more
If college athletes are employees under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), then why not under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)? That proposition predictably follows from the recent determination by the Chicago...more
For most of the year, we have been discussing the upcoming FLSA regulations and what employers can expect related to the white collar exemptions. Recently, the DOL delayed the release of proposed rules, potentially for...more
Many employers in the hospitality industry employ individuals who receive customer tips or gratuities in the ordinary course of their work day. These tips may serve as an offset against an employer’s minimum wage obligations...more
For many employees, their cell phones are always close at hand, whether at work or in their personal life. But what if the employer requires employees to use their personal cell phones for work-related activities? Then we...more
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, businesses will be directly liable to workers supplied by labor contractors (including temporary and other staffing agencies) when those labor contractors fail to correctly and completely pay wages or...more
"Fluctuating workweek" pay plans are provoking much litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These arrangements call for a non-exempt employee to be paid a salary as straight-time compensation for all hours...more
The California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued an opinion on October 15, 2014, that considered whether the definition of “employee” from the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 9 (Wage Order) or the common...more
On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law...more
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