March 8, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the "white collar" exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Specifically, the DOL proposes to change the minimum salary an employee can receive w...

July 4, 2016

I'm grateful to have discussed the implications of El Cerrito's new minimum wage with El Cerrito employers to help keep them compliant and on the same page as their employees. 

El Cerrito is one of many cities that has imposed a higher minimum wage as well as other req...

December 23, 2015


We hope as you prepare for 2016 you are familiar with the changes to laws that have been passed in the last year.  Below are some of the changes that might affect you.

  • Equal Pay.  As discussed in previous articles, California's equal pay laws have been strengthen...

November 15, 2015

According to a decision by Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, time spent waiting while Apple checked their employees’ bags is not compensable.  The Court granted Apple’s motion for summary judgment in a case brought...

June 9, 2015





California Labor Code section 226 provides that semimonthly, or at the time of each payment of wages, employers must provide their employees, either as a detachable part of the check, draft, or voucher paying the employee’s wages, or separately when wages are paid...

March 3, 2015


Minimum Wage


There is a new minimum wage in the City of Oakland of $12.25 per hour, which took effect on March 2, 2015. The minimum wage rate is to increase yearly on January 1st based on increases in the cost of living (corresponding to the prior calendar year’s incr...

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