California Supreme Court Makes Meal or Rest Period Premiums More Expensive for Employers

California employers know that non-exempt employees are entitled to meal and rest premiums when such employees are unable to timely take an interrupted meal or rest period. California employers already know how costly these premiums can be. Recently, however, the California Supreme Court upped those costs by ruling that meal-or-rest-period premiums must take into account any and all non-discretionary payments that an employee earns and receives over a pay period.

Cal/OHSA’s Latest Move Pits Employers Against the CDC

As employers throughout the State of California are aware, last November Cal/OSHA promulgated extensive COVID-19 regulations (known as the Emergency Temporary Standards, or “ETS”). Given that these regulations were enacted before the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, these regulations did not consider vaccination status and mandated (among other things) strict masking policies to protect workers from COVID-19.

Introducing Our New Website!

Introducing Our New Website!

We are thrilled to announce our new website for MNK Law!

With the launch of our new website, we hope to provide you with a resource that clearly states who we are and how we can help you. Moreover, we are also launching our blog, where you will find news and resources on topics we believe you should be aware of – including changes in the law, challenges employers should be aware of, templates, and much more.