According to California’s Labor Code § 558.1, an employing organization's managers, owners, directors, officers, and agents can be held personally liable for wage and hour violations. While it's true that (under certain circumstances) company employees who are sued may be indemnified by their employers, all companies have the responsibility to follow the law.
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles case. On that day, the California Supreme Court reinterpreted and rejected the long-standing “Borello” test. This decision was made in order to grant workers greater rights and to encourage a more worker-friendly labor standard.
PAGA authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations. In essence, PAGA deputizes citizens and allows them to pursue penalties against employers on the government’s behalf. It is another avenue for current or former employees to take against an employer for violating CA employment law and offers certain benefits.
Webb Law group proudly takes you inside a real case that was handled by our firm. While names have been omitted for privacy purposes, we will approach this Class Action wage and labor dispute within the context of this real case. We will provide a segue from legal problem to the [...]
As a law firm which specializes in Employment law matters in the city of San Diego, this is a question we come across often. California is one state which does not mandate employers to give their employees paid vacation. However, if a company chooses to provide its employees with vacation, then [...]