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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NLRB Finds Workers Have a Right to Use Employers’ Email Systems For Non-business Purposes

By | 2015-01-06T13:09:33+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On December 11, 2014, in overruling prior precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that workers have a right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes.  Specifically, the NLRB stated: “we decide today that employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be permitted by employers who [...]

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