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9th Circuit Rules That Employers Cannot Rely on Applicant’s Prior Salary to Justify Wage Disparities under the Equal Pay Act

• The 9th Circuit has ruled that employers may not rely on prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify wage disparities under the Equal Pay Act. • The 9th Circuit ruling does not address whether...more

California Supreme Court Breaks With FLSA on Overtime Due for Flat-Sum Bonuses

• In Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, the California Supreme Court held that California law—unlike federal law—requires employers to calculate overtime by treating flat-sum bonuses as if they were earned during...more

Final Rule Requires the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its final rule amending the executive, administrative, professional, and computer employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule, which goes into effect...more

9th Circuit Approves Neutral Rounding of Time

If you read one thing... - In Corbin v. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership, the Ninth Circuit held that both federal and California law permit employer to round employees’ time punches to the...more

California Passes New Equal Pay Law

If you read one thing... - California legislature has passed amendments to the California Fair Pay Act, which the Governor has said he will sign into law. - The amendments expand protections against inequality...more

Department of Labor Guidance Seeks Expanded “Employee” Classification of Workers

On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (No. 2015-1) providing guidance on the classification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)....more

Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule that would amend the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions exclude workers in such...more

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