New California Bill Would Help Enforcement Against “Epidemic” Wage Theft

By | 2015-04-28T14:19:06+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Employment Law, Wage & Hour|

California’s Senate leader has introduced a new bill, S.B. 588, that would allow state regulators efforts to go after employers that illegally withhold wages from workers by requiring employers who have failed to pay court orders to post a bond of $150,000. In discussing S.B. 588, State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon stated that [...]

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California’s Minimum Wage Increase on July 1, 2014 May Influence Employees’ Status as Exempt from Overtime Pay

By | 2015-01-06T13:28:11+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Wage & Hour|

Come July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage will increase from $8 per hour to $9 per hour for all workers (the minimum wage will increase again to $10 per hour on July 1, 2016). In order to qualify as an employee exempt from overtime pay requirements, the employee must be paid an equivalent of two [...]

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California Minimum Wage Will Be Raised to $10 by 2016

By | 2015-01-06T14:12:47+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In a victory for workers, California will raise its minimum wage by $2 over the course of the next several years. Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill that will raise the minimum wage from the current $8 per hour to $10 per hour by 2016. The minimum wage will [...]

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ZHE Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Massage Envy

By | 2015-01-08T10:30:21+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Massage Envy on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians in California. The complaint alleges that Massage Envy’s compensation plan violates California’s wage and hour laws by unlawfully averaging its non-exempt employees’ compensation. Massage Envy’s policy mandates that employees are paid on a piece-rate [...]

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Court Hands Down Victory for Employees Who Do Piecework

By | 2015-01-06T14:16:58+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Second District Court of Appeal recently handed down a victory for employees who do piecework. The Court held that employees who are paid according to the amount produced (i.e., piecework) must also be paid separate hourly compensation for the hours spent waiting for work or doing other tasks during their shifts. In Gonzalez v. [...]

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