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June 23rd, 2017 | Main

Does Bigfoot Exist?

Does Bigfoot exist?  Is there an alien skeleton in a lab at Area 51? Will the world ever figure out that the Kardashians aren’t interesting? Does the California legislature hate employees? Sounds crazy, but like all conspiracy theories there is ...

June 16th, 2017 | Main

The Real Bulldog

A client asked me if another attorney was a “bulldog.”  That’s a fairly common question when people are looking for an attorney to handle a case.  The answer, however, depends on how you define “bulldog.”  There are always a handful of ...

June 9th, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musings

I continually struggle to find common ground between my generation of employees (Gen X), which I will refer to as “we” and the current Millennials, which I will refer to as “they” or “them.”  On one topic, we and they are the same – ...

May 4th, 2017 | Main

Make sure your commission and piece-rate employees get to rest up… And get paid to do it!

In early 2017, a California Court of Appeal ruled that commissioned employees must receive separate compensation for rest periods.  On March 20, 2017, the court modified its decision to clarify that it did not intend to create a rest period claim ...

April 10th, 2017 | Main

Should you record paid rest periods?

Should employers record rest breaks? The California Wage Orders give employees the right to periodic (10) minute, paid rest periods.  Unlike statutory meal periods, paid rest periods do not need to be recorded on timekeeping documents (e.g. time ...