Category Archives: Law Enforcement

CA Labor Commissioner Cites Sacramento County Janitorial Company Nearly $460,000 for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued citations of $459,573 to a janitorial employer after an investigation uncovered wage theft violations affecting 12 workers, many of them recent immigrants from El Salvador. Norcal Floor Services, Inc., based in … Continue reading

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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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IRS is Launching an Initiative for Employers Delinquent on Payroll Taxes

In a notice posted on August 7, 2015 the IRS announced that the IRS Collection is launching an Early Interaction Initiative to make early contact with employers who may be falling behind on their payroll taxes. The goal of the initiative … 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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July 1 Compliance Alert: CFRA Posting/Regulations

California Employers: You must post the revised CFRA notice on July 1, 2015 if you are a: Private-sector employer with 50 or more part or full-time employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including … Continue reading

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Emeryville Adopts Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave

On June 2, 2015 the City Council of the City of Emeryville passed its Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. According to information received from the city’s Economic Development and Housing Division Community Development Department, the new wage and … Continue reading

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Multi-Agency Team Conducts Statewide Outreach and Enforcement

On May 21, 2015 the California Department of Insurance led a statewide multi-agency outreach effort, visiting more than 75 businesses to educate business owners about their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor laws and tax codes. The … Continue reading

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25

Voters in the city of San Francisco passed a ballot measure increasing the minimum wage. San Francisco already has a higher minimum wage than the state minimum wage. However, voters increased the wage to an even higher rate of $15.00 … Continue reading

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Wage Violations Study Equals Increased Enforcement

A new report commissioned by the Department of Labor (DOL) shows that many workers are earning a de facto minimum wage below the legal floor, and that enforcement of wage regulations has a broad positive impact. Using U.S. Census Bureau and … Continue reading

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