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Supreme Court Holds That Rest Periods Must Be Free From Duties And Employer Control

On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court issued a critical decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., 2016 D.J. 12608 (2016), relating to California’s rest period obligations.  The California Supreme Court declared that state law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest periods.  It stated that employers must (1) relieve their employees of all duties … Continue Reading

Changes to California’s Piece-Rate Compensation Requirements

Assembly Bill 1513, will significantly change the requirements governing the payment of piece-rate compensation in California beginning January 1, 2016.  AB 1513 creates Labor Code section 226.2 which sets forth requirements for the payment of a separate hourly wage for rest and recovery periods and for “other nonproductive time” worked by piece-rate employees.  AB 1513 … Continue Reading

Employers Are Not Required to Relieve Employees of All Duty During Rest Breaks

UPDATE: California Supreme Court grants review in Augustus v. ABM Security On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of Augustus.  Accordingly, the published decision is no longer citable and the Supreme Court will decide whether an employer must relieve employees of all duty during paid rest breaks.  We will keep you posted … Continue Reading
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