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California Labor Law Agreement Reached for Grocers

Los Angeles, CA Negotiations between the grocery chains Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons over California labor law have reportedly paved the way for the striking of a tentative deal, reports the Los Angeles Times.

September 26, 2011

California Labor Law and Misclassification with the IRS

Oakland, CA If your business uses independent contractors, you would be wise to determine that they aren't misclassified as employees before the IRS knocks at your door. According to federal law and the California Labor Law, "You may be at risk for an employment tax audit," says attorney Leonard Emma of The Law Office of Randall Crane.

August 22, 2011

Court: Grocery Worker Regulation Does Not Violate California Labor Law

Los Angeles, CA The California Supreme Court recently ruled that a city law that strives to protect grocery workers in the state is not a violation of California labor code, reports The Associated Press.

July 25, 2011

Theatres in California among Those Cited for Labor Law Violations

St. Louis, MO As in any state, California labor law co-exists with federal law in an effort to ensure workers are treated fairly and remain safe on the job. In a recent case involving underage workers in California and other states, violations were found under jurisdiction of federal labor law. However, while the California labor code was not cited, labor law in California was impacted nonetheless.

March 7, 2011

California Labor Law: Work-related E-mails Trump Client-Attorney Privilege

Sacramento, CA When it comes to sending e-mails, it's a good idea for both employee and employer to check the company manual regarding computer usage policies before using e-mails sent from the workplace as evidence in a court of law, which could spell a violation of the California labor law.

February 16, 2011

State Supreme Court: Richmond Did Not Violate California Labor Law

San Francisco, CA The state Supreme Court ruled recently that the city of Richmond did not violate civil rights or California labor law when it laid off 18 firefighters when the city was facing the potential of bankruptcy in 2003, the Contra Costa Times reports.

January 31, 2011

Car Dealerships and California Labor Law: Get a Signed Contract

San Dimas, CA "I know something about California Labor Law," says Ray, a former sales manager for a Toyota dealership. "My general manager figured that by eliminating my position they could save money - and he hasn't even given me my final paycheck, which is against the California labor code."

November 8, 2010

California Labor Law Requires That Employees Are Reimbursed for Mileage and More

San Dimas, CA: "Events at work escalated yesterday when my boss refused to reimburse me for mileage and other expenses," says Jannise, a commissioned sales rep with Specialty Apparel at Unifirst Corporation." If this isn't a California labor law case, I don't know what is."

October 14, 2010

Can California Labor Code Computers Not Keep Up?

Sacramento, CA A California labor law issue that's been simmering for years in the Golden State appears to pit state employees against elected officials, some with ties to unions. At the end of the day, it seems, California labor employment law is only as effective as the computers that regulate it.

July 20, 2010

California Labor Law: Misclassified Independent Contractors

San Francisco, CA Employers should think twice before misclassifying employees as independent contractors to avoid paying employee benefits, overtime, meal compensation and business-related expenses under California labor law. On July 13, 2010, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers cannot use choice-of-law contracts to avoid California labor regulations.

July 14, 2010
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