Under Labor Code Section 226, employees must be given a detachable part of their paycheck or a separate writing showing required information every time they are paid their wages, whether by check, in cash, or otherwise.
Earlier this month on Thursday, October 13, 2022, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Proposed Rule”) that proposes guidance on determining employee or independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Last Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s pay transparency law (SB 1162) which, among other things, will amend California Labor Code (“Labor Code”) section 432.3 to require employers with 15 or more employees to include pay scale information in job postings. The law will also require employers to provide current employees with the pay range for their job upon request and will impose a records retention requirement for job titles and wage histories.
A separation agreement, also known as a severance agreement, is a legal contract governing the specific terms of an employee’s separation from employment. In this video, we will go over several areas where your HR-approved, standard form separation agreements are deficient and could leave you vulnerable: (1) Scope of Release, (2) Non-Disparagement, and (3) Confidentiality.