For the last fifteen years, issues of hours worked for “resident employees” in California have been guided by the California Appellate Court’s findings in Brewer v. Patel.  In that case, involving a motel clerk required to live on the premises, “the appellate court affirmed…that [Brewer] was entitled to be paid only for the time he actually worked, not for all the time he spent at the motel.”  The trial court’s findings were supported by a “special rule” in the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Manual (§ 11050, subdivision (2)(K)) that allowed managers and clerks who were required to live on the work premises to count only the “time spent carrying out assigned duties…as hours worked.”Continue Reading California Appellate Court Rules Live-In Employees Not Entitled to Pay for “On Call” Time