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California Expands Its Pay Transparency Law

USA - October 3 2022 On September 27, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162 expanding the scope of California’s existing pay transparency laws. SB 1162…

Kendra C Chapman, Susan W. Pangborn, Sean Shabbar

California Justices Say Overtime Rules Apply To Missed Meal Breaks

USA - July 20 2021 On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion with respect to meal period premiums, impacting employers who provide…

Kendra C Chapman, Susan W. Pangborn, Sean Shabbar

Alerts Expansion of Rights for Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment in California

USA - October 3 2018 On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law several bills aimed at strengthening the rights of an individual alleging…

Randall D. Avram, Teresa L. Bouchard, Susan W. Pangborn

California Supreme Court Restricts “De Minimis” Defense in State-Law Claims for Small Amounts of Unpaid Wages

USA - July 30 2018 Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, a well-established body of law rejects claims for unpaid minimum wages and overtime based on very small…

Randall D. Avram, Susan W. Pangborn, Chuck Rice

California Supreme Court Establishes Overtime-Calculation Formula for Employees Receiving Flat-Sum Bonuses

USA - March 8 2018 Under both federal and state law, overtime compensation owed to a nonexempt employee must be based on the employee's "regular rate of pay." That…

Susan W. Pangborn, Alice Yu