Tag: Employers

September 13, 2022
Amendment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) by the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”) in 2020 will see a new set of compliance requirements for employers beginning on January 1, 2023. These requirements concern the collection of personal information by companies subject to the CCPA. The personal information at hand relates to employers’ employees, job applicants, and actual or prospective business customers, vendors, and suppliers.
May 31, 2022
Last week, the California Supreme Court clarified a previously ambiguous aspect of Labor Code Section 226.7, which requires an employer to pay an employee one additional hour of pay at the regular rate of compensation when the employer fails to provide a legally compliant meal period or rest break. While it was previously assumed this premium compensation is considered a “penalty,” the Supreme Court decided in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. that it is a wage.
April 6, 2022
California often makes the news headlines. That is no less so with respect to legal affairs. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court heard a matter that should be of utmost interest to employers in the Golden State. The case, known as Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana (“Viking River”), concerns a law that has beguiled and harassed California employers since its inception in 2004­—a law known as the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).