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
Most of the California Wage Orders require an employer to prove “suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” While the “suitable seat” requirement has been in the Wage Orders for many...more
We are a retail store. An employee in the warehouse requested an assigned chair to sit on when he is between tasks. Must we comply with this request in our California locations?...more
Last week in Green v. Bank of America Corp., No. 11.56365 (9th Cir. Feb. 13, 2012), the Ninth Circuit held that “suitable seats” lawsuits cannot be dismissed at the pleading stage based on an employee’s failure to allege that...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
California’s Wage Orders require that “all working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats . . . .” So naturally, someone found a way to sue an employer...more
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