Category Archives: DOL

Federal court rulings send clear message to employers who misclassify workers as ‘independent contractors’

Two recent and very significant legal victories for California workers send a strong message to employers nationwide: if you misclassify your employees, you will face the consequences. Misclassification is a practice used by some employers to cut costs by declaring … Continue reading

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The Wage and Hour Division of the DOL is tackling employee misclassification

Whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act is a legal question determined by the economic realities of the working relationship between the employer and the worker, not by job title or any agreement that the … Continue reading

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CA Attorney General Partners with U.S. Department of Labor To Combat Wage Theft

LOS ANGELES — On July 28, 2015 Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices. The … Continue reading

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Workers Affected by California Drought to Receive Temporary Employment

Labor Department announces $18M in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding, July 20, 2015 Now well into its fourth year, one of the worst droughts in California in more than a century continues to cause economic insecurity for many families in … Continue reading

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