Wage Requirements for Meetings or Dismissing Employee Early

Work in Progress sign by Grant Kwok, FlickrThere are minimum pay requirements for employees who come to work for meetings or who are dismissed early from work.  Many employers are either unaware of these requirements or erroneously believe that their payroll service or manager is processing such time correctly.  Its called Reporting Time Pay: (See e.g. IWC Wage Order 5, #5) Continue reading

Still No Date for Brinker Meal Period & Class Action Decision from Cal. Supreme Court

California Supreme Court by Eric Chan, Flickr CCBrinker Restaurant Corp v. Superior Ct (Supreme Ct. # S 166350) is the case you may have heard about which will decide whether meal breaks are mandatory or permissive (i.e. whether an employee must or may take them) and whether meal period claims may be brought as class actions or must be decided on a case by case per employee basis. Continue reading