Wage And Hour Manual For California Employers

Wage And Hour Manual For California Employers

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Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: Twenty-Third
ISBN: 9781940747477
Pages: Over 1030

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The Wage And Hour Manual For California Employers by Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is the most popular publication in its field and applies to all California employers. It is an essential desk book for every HR representative, payroll executive, labor relations consultant, and employment attorney in California. It is also a valuable reference manual for all law libraries.

As a one-stop desk reference, the Manual is the best source available on California and Federal Wage and Hour Laws, the FLSA, the Labor Code, the IWC Wage Orders, and Labor Commissioner Policies. It has been cited with approval by courts and the government for its description of the law. Many HR representatives, payroll executives and attorneys consider the Manual to be their most valuable research tool. It is a problem-solving text that shows employers how to avoid common pitfalls resulting in substantial liabilities. Among the numerous topics addressed are the following:

  • Overtime Rules
  • Meal And Rest Period Rules & Sanctions
  • Sick Pay Law And Kin-Care Rules
  • Independent Contractors
  • Wage Setoff Practices
  • Waiting Time Penalties
  • California’s Wage Orders
  • Compensatory Time Off & Make-Up Time
  • The Regular Rate Of Pay
  • Travel Time
  • Exemptions For Executive, Administrative, And Professional Employees
  • Vacation Pay Rules
  • New Statutory Rules
  • Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Alternative Work Schedules (12-Hour Shifts, 10-Hour Shifts, 9/80 Schedules)
  • Pay Stub Rules
  • PAGA – The “Sue Your Boss” Law
  • Sample Forms And Agreements
  • Minimum Wage Requirements
  • Child Labor Restrictions
  • Uniform And Tool Requirements
  • AB 60 Requirements
  • Commissions & Piece-Rates
  • Equal Pay Rules
  • Payday Rules
  • Final Pay Requirements
  • The Employment Relationship
  • Volunteers
  • Student Workers
  • Posting Requirements
  • Record-Keeping Rules
  • Reimbursement And Indemnification Obligations
  • Time-Keeping Rules
  • Rounding
  • Day-Of-Rest Rules
  • Bonuses
  • Hours Worked Rules

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Table Of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1          INTRODUCTION

1.1                GENERAL SCOPE

1.2                USE BY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS

1.3                LITIGATION CONCERNING 1980 WAGE ORDERS

1.4                SUMMARY OF CHANGES MADE BY 1980 WAGE ORDERS

1.5                CHANGES IN WAGE ORDERS BETWEEN 1980 AND 1999

1.6                SUMMARY OF CHANGES MADE IN 2000 BY AB 60 AND THE 2001 WAGE ORDERS

1.7                WAGE ORDER AMENDMENTS AFTER 2001

1.8                COMPUTER SOFTWARE EMPLOYEES AND ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES — SB 88

1.9                LEGAL CITATIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 2          COVERAGE OF WAGE AND HOUR LAWS

2.1                GENERAL PRINCIPLES

2.2                FLSA COVERAGE

2.3                COVERAGE UNDER CALIFORNIA WAGE ORDERS

2.4                GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

2.5                GARMENT MANUFACTURING AND REGISTRATION

2.6                INDUSTRIAL HOMEWORK

2.7                INDEPENDENT WHOLESALE SALES REPRESENTATIVES

2.8                PROPERTY SERVICE WORKERS PROTECTION LAW

2.9                OTHER SOURCES OF WAGE AND HOUR REGULATION

2.10              INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION

2.11              DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT

CHAPTER 3          EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

3.1                LIMITATION OF COVERAGE TO EMPLOYEES

3.2                COMMON RELATIONSHIPS

3.3                JOINT EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

3.4                INTEGRATED ENTERPRISES

CHAPTER 4           MAXIMUM HOURS

4.1                GENERAL PRINCIPLES

4.2                MEAL PERIODS

4.3                REST PERIODS

4.4                LACTATION ACCOMMODATION

4.5                MINORS

CHAPTER 5          EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS

5.1                INTRODUCTION

5.2                STATE LAWS REGULATING THE EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS

5.3                STATE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST THE EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS

5.4                FLSA CHILD LABOR PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 6          MINIMUM WAGES

6.1                GENERAL PRINCIPLES

6.2                FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

6.3                FLSA MINIMUM WAGE EXEMPTIONS

6.4                STATE MINIMUM WAGE

6.5                CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE EXEMPTIONS

6.6                EXEMPTIONS COMMON TO BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW

6.7                TIPPED EMPLOYEES

6.8                MEALS AND LODGING

6.9                SPLIT-SHIFT PREMIUMS

6.10               STATE PENALTIES FOR MINIMUM WAGE OFFENSES

6.11               FLSA CIVIL PENALTIES

6.12               MINIMUM WAGE AUDITS

6.13               MINIMUM WAGE CHART

6.14               EFFECTIVE DATES OF MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES

6.15               INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE MINIMUM WAGES

6.16               LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE RULES

CHAPTER 7          HOURS WORKED

7.1                RELEVANCE OF HOURS WORKED

7.2                GENERAL PRINCIPLES

7.3                WAITING TIME

7.4                ON-CALL (“STANDBY”) TIME

7.5                REST AND RECOVERY PERIODS

7.6                MEAL PERIODS

7.7                RECESSES

7.8                SLEEPING TIME

7.9                PREPARATORY AND CONCLUDING ACTIVITIES

7.10               LECTURES, MEETINGS, AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

7.11               TRAVEL TIME

7.12               ADJUSTING GRIEVANCES

7.13               MEDICAL ATTENTION

7.14               WORK ON CIVIC OR CHARITABLE MATTERS

7.15               REPORTING-TIME PAY (“SHOW-UP PAY”)

7.16               SHORT-SHIFT PENALTY

7.17               GAP TIME

7.18               TIMEKEEPING

CHAPTER 8          OVERTIME COMPENSATION

8.1                OVERTIME PREMIUMS

8.2                OVERTIME LIABILITY

8.3                INCIDENTS GIVING RISE TO OVERTIME LIABILITY

8.4                OVERTIME LIABILITY CHART

8.5                COMPENSATORY TIME OFF

8.6                MAKE-UP TIME

8.7                EXCHANGING SHIFTS AND MAKING UP TIME

8.8                CHILD LABOR LAWS

8.9                THE “WORKWEEK”

8.10              THE “WORKDAY”

8.11              OVERTIME EXEMPTION LISTS

8.12              THE “REGULAR RATE”

8.13              “STATUTORY EXCLUSIONS” FROM THE REGULAR RATE

8.14              CREDITS AGAINST OVERTIME PAY

8.15              PAYMENTS FOR CALL-BACKS AND OTHER OVERTIME WORK

8.16              EXAMPLES OF OVERTIME COMPUTATION

CHAPTER 9          ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULING ARRANGEMENTS

9.1                INTRODUCTION

9.2                ADVANTAGES OF ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES

9.3                THE RESTRICTIONS ESTABLISHED BY CALIFORNIA’S DAILY OVERTIME RULES

9.4                THE EFFECT OF AB 60 ON SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY

9.5                HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA’S ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULE RULES — FROM 1976 TO 2000

9.6                PERMISSIBLE WORK SCHEDULE OPTIONS

9.7                THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS

9.8               AWS OVERTIME STANDARDS

9.9                REPEAL OF AWSs

9.10               TERMINATION OF AN AWS BY EMPLOYERS

9.11               REGULAR RATE REDUCTIONS

9.12               GRANDFATHER RULE FOR INDIVIDUALS WORKING VOLUNTARY SCHEDULES IN 1999

9.13               NULLIFICATION OF CERTAIN PRE-2000 ARRANGEMENTS BY AB 60

9.14               GRACE PERIOD FOR HEALTH CARE EMPLOYERS

9.15               GRANDFATHER PROTECTION FOR PRE-1998 ARRANGEMENTS

9.16               HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY RULES

9.17               PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS

9.18               14-DAY WORK PERIOD

9.19               UNION EMPLOYEES

9.20               WAGE ORDER 16

9.21               ROLE OF COUNSEL

9.22               OVERTIME-BASED 12-HOUR SHIFT PROGRAMS

9.23               RELATED CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE WORKWEEK SCHEDULES

9.24               PREEXISTING WORKWEEK ARRANGEMENTS

CHAPTER 10        EXEMPTIONS

10.1              GENERAL DISCUSSION

10.2              “WHITE-COLLAR” EXEMPTIONS

10.3              STATE WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTIONS

10.4              FEDERAL WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTIONS

10.5              OUTSIDE SALES EMPLOYEES

10.6              COMBINING EXEMPTIONS

10.7              PHARMACISTS

10.8              DOMESTIC EMPLOYEES

10.9              PERSONAL ATTENDANTS AND COMPANIONS

10.10             HIGHLY-SKILLED COMPUTER-RELATED OCCUPATIONS

10.11             EMPLOYEES RECEIVING REMEDIAL EDUCATION

10.12             CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS

10.13             GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

10.14             EMPLOYEES WORKING IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

10.15             NONRESIDENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN CALIFORNIA

10.16             OTHER EXEMPTIONS

CHAPTER 11        STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS

11.1              INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER

11.2              CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF FLSA EVENTS

11.3              SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYERS

11.4              FAIR LABOR STANDARDS AMENDMENTS OF 1985

11.5              WHITE COLLAR EXEMPTIONS

11.6              MULTIPLE JOB RELATIONSHIPS AND JOINT EMPLOYMENT

11.7              COMPENSATORY TIME OFF

11.8              VOLUNTEER WORK

11.9              FIRE PROTECTION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL

11.10             LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES

11.11             STATE LAW RULES

CHAPTER 12        PAYMENT OF WAGES

12.1              TIME OF PAYMENT OF WAGES

12.2              PAYMENT WITH BAD CHECKS

12.3              PAYDAY NOTICE

12.4              OUT-OF-STATE EMPLOYERS

12.5              HEALTH, WELFARE, PENSION, AND OTHER FUNDS

12.6              DIRECT DEPOSITS AND PAYROLL CARD PROGRAMS

12.7              DEDUCTIONS FOR CASH SHORTAGES AND BREAKAGE

12.8              UNIFORMS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT

12.9              PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS AND WITHHOLDING OF WAGES

12.10             SETOFFS AGAINST WAGES

12.11             ITEMIZED STATEMENTS

12.12             VACATIONS

12.13             SICK LEAVE RULES

12.14             SEVERANCE PAY

12.15             LATENESS DEDUCTIONS

12.16             COMMISSION COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS

12.17             BONUS ARRANGEMENTS

12.18             CHANGES IN COMPENSATION

12.19             INDEMNIFICATION

CHAPTER 13        RECORDS, POSTING AND NEW-HIRE NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

13.1              STATE REQUIREMENTS

13.2              FLSA REQUIREMENTS

13.3              WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTIONS

13.4              EMPLOYEES PAID COMMISSIONS

13.5              ADDITIONAL RECORD-KEEPING

13.6              LOCATION OF RECORDS

13.7              TIMEKEEPING

13.8             FURNISHING ITEMIZED WAGE STATEMENTS

13.9              WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

13.10             FMLA RECORD-KEEPING RULES

13.11             POSTING REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 14        GENERAL

14.1              EQUAL PAY LAWS

14.2              COST OF MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

14.3              UNIFORMS

14.4              TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

14.5              DEPOSITS

14.6              INSPECTION OF PERSONNEL FILES AND PAYROLL RECORDS

14.7              POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS

14.8              VOICE STRESS ANALYZERS AND WIRETAPS

14.9              RECORDING OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS

14.10             GRATUITIES

14.11             PATRONIZING EMPLOYERS

14.12             DISCLOSURE OF WAGES OR WORKING CONDITIONS

14.13             CONTRACTS FOR PERSONAL SERVICES

14.14             CHANGE ROOMS AND LOCKERS

14.15             SUITABLE SEATS AND RESTING FACILITIES

14.16             GARNISHMENT OF WAGES

14.17             ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHABILITATION

14.18             EMPLOYEE LITERACY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT

14.19             DISCIPLINE RESULTING FROM AN INVESTIGATION

14.20             JURY DUTY, WITNESSES, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

14.21             EMPLOYMENT PRIVILEGES

14.22             WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS

14.23             RETALIATION

14.24             WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

14.25             MEDICAL BENEFITS

14.26             POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS

14.27             SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

14.28             EMERGENCY FIREFIGHTER, RESERVE POLICE OFFICER, AND RESCUE DUTY

14.29             SCHOOL APPEARANCES BY PARENTS

14.30             FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ACT

CHAPTER 15        ENFORCEMENT

15.1              GENERAL RULES

15.2              ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS

15.3              WAGE AND HOUR AUDITS

15.4              WAGE CLAIMS

15.5              PRIVATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ACT OF 2004

15.6              UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW

15.7              REPRISALS

APPENDIX A        PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS IN 29 C.F.R. PART 541 INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE WITHIN IWC’S 2000 WAGE ORDERS

APPENDIX B        SAMPLE MEAL PERIOD WAIVER FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES WORKING SHIFTS IN EXCESS OF TEN HOURS

APPENDIX C        SAMPLE AGREEMENT FOR ON-DUTY MEAL PERIOD

APPENDIX D        SAMPLE WORKDAY NOTICE

APPENDIX E        SAMPLE WORKWEEK NOTICE

APPENDIX F        SAMPLE PAYDAY NOTICE

APPENDIX G        SAMPLE TIME CARD ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR MEAL AND REST PERIODS

APPENDIX H        SAMPLE MAKE-UP TIME REQUEST

APPENDIX I        SAMPLE MAKE-UP TIME POLICY

APPENDIX J        UNIFORMS – AN EXPLANATION OF INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION REGULATIONS

APPENDIX K        OFFICES OF THE DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT (DLSE)

APPENDIX L        POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR WAGE CLAIM PROCESSING

APPENDIX M       DLSE INTERPRETIVE BULLETIN NO. 85-3 REGARDING “DEDUCTIONS FROM EMPLOYEE WAGES”

APPENDIX N        DLSE INTERPRETIVE BULLETIN NO. 86-3 REGARDING VACATION PAY

APPENDIX O        DLSE ENFORCEMENT MEMORANDUM ON “SEVERANCE PAY CLAIMS”

APPENDIX P        COEFFICIENT TABLE OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

APPENDIX Q        WHICH IWC ORDER? CLASSIFICATIONS

APPENDIX R        DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT LETTER DATED MARCH 1, 2002 RE: SALARY REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

APPENDIX S        STATEMENT AS TO THE BASIS FOR AMENDMENTS TO WAGE ORDER NO. 5 REGARDING EMPLOYEES WORKING IN GROUP HOMES

APPENDIX T        WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OPINION ON EXEMPTIONS

APPENDIX U        LABOR CODE INDEX

APPENDIX V        CASE TABLE

SUBJECT INDEX

About The Author

Richard J. Simmons is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles. He represents employers in various employment law matters involving litigation throughout the country and general advice regarding state and federal wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and arbitrations. Mr. Simmons received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal, now the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

 

Mr. Simmons argued the only case before the California Supreme Court that produced a victory for employers and business in 2018. He was recently recognized as the Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal and was inducted into the Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame. He has lectured nationally on wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other employment and labor relations matters. He is a member of the National Advisory Board to the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He was also appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of three Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California.

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