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UNLAWFUL RETALIATION DEFINED

Federal Government Publishes Final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation Claims Mary, an African-American employee, complained to her co-workers that her pay was lower than that of Caucasian employees doing similar work. Upon overhearing these conversations, Mary’s supervisor reprimanded her for “distracting”…

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PUT A CORK IN IT

Curbing Personal Cell Phone Use In The Workplace While cell phones can speed work-related communications when employees are out of the office, workers’ personal use of their mobile devices while on-the-clock has become the top “productivity killer” for business. According…

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STRIKE A BLOW FOR EMPLOYERS

California Expands the Exception to Listing “Hours Worked” on Pay Stubs California Labor Code Section 226 requires employers to provide workers with strictly defined statements (i.e. pay stubs) either semimonthly or with each paycheck. See, California’s Itemized Pay Stub Requirements,…

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WAGE DEDUCTIONS

When California Employers May Subtract from Earned Compensation Employers sometimes wish to make deductions from an employee’s wages for a variety of reasons.  Doing so without knowing what the law permits can be a mistake, as California has stringent laws…

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WAGE CALCULATION 101

A Guideline for Proper Time Rounding Policies under California and Federal Law Employees often clock in and out a few minutes early or late at beginning and end of day or for meal breaks. Is an employer required to calculate…

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