The number of federally filed wage and hour cases hit a new high in 2015, and, as Corporate Counsel reports, this trend is likely to continue in 2016. Similarly, California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement is increasingly cracking down on employer wage and hour law violations. As employment lawyers see wage and hour cases becoming an increasingly large part of their practices, others may be looking to get into the area. Here are some basics to know and tips for those who represent multistate employers.
The following is a guest blog post by James C. Anderson of Triebsch & Frampton, PC in Turlock, California. Mr. Anderson practices in the areas of labor law, employment law for management, business transactions, and civil litigation.
Existing law left health care employers in the quagmire of a conflicting statute and wage orders when it came to employees’ meal period waivers on work shifts exceeding 12 hours in a workday. But Governor Brown has signed urgency legislation (SB 327) that clarifies the law and puts wage orders firmly in control.