A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court establishes the role of “trial by formula” evidence in wage and hour class actions, but the Court declined to issue “broad and categorical” rules regarding the use of such evidence.
California employers need to examine policies that require employees to reimburse for training costs if they leave for other work, following a California Court of Appeal decision against the Los Angeles Police Department.
Recognizing the importance of scheduling flexibility for the healthcare industry, California recently passed a law that gives healthcare personnel the right to waive one of two meal periods when working a shift over 12 hours in a workday. This effectively restores the original exception first adopted in 1993.
On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 327 into law, which took effect immediately and confirmed that employees in the health care industry (i.e. nurses, therapists, physician assistants, technicians) can waive one of their two meal periods when working a shift over twelve hours in a workday. (more…) ...