Tag Archives: California Industrial Welfare Commission

California Labor Commissioner’s Enforcement Powers Set to Expand Dramatically

Effective January 1, 2016, California employers face a Labor Commissioner with significantly enhanced authority to enforce judgments for unpaid wages under California’s Fair Day’s Pay Act. The new law seeks to prevent “wage theft” by authorizing the Labor Commissioner to issue stop work orders against employers (and successor employers) who have judgments against them for … Continue Reading

Controversial Dynamex Case Regarding Misclassification of Independent Contractors to be Reviewed by California Supreme Court

Employers received a welcome development late last week when the California Supreme Court decided to review the controversial Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (SC S222732/B249546 rev. granted 1/28/15) regarding misclassification of independent contractors. This case is important since it arguably created a different definition of “employee” for determining if an individual is misclassified … Continue Reading
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