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  • Everyone Into the (Tip) Pool!

    By SHLC on April 24, 2018
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    Everyone Into the (Tip) Pool! Congress recently rolled back a 2011 U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulation that restricted the scope of employer-required tip pools. The 2011 regulation limited tip pools to employees who “customarily and regularly receive tips” for the work they perform. Under the regulation, waiters, waitresses, bellhops, counter personnel (who serve customers), bussers, and service bartenders could […]
  • DLSE Updates FAQ Page for Rest Break Compliance

    By SHLC on January 2, 2018
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    California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page for rest break compliance (“Rest Break FAQ”). The most significant revisions that employers need to know concern compliance with Augustus v. ABM Securities. We previously posted about Augustus, the December 2016 California Supreme Court decision that holds on-call rest breaks are not permitted under California law. […]
  • Nevada Supreme Court Issues Decision Likely to Result in More Wage and Hour Lawsuits Against Nevada Employers

    By SHLC on December 8, 2017
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    Yesterday, December 7, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision in Neville, Jr. v. Eighth Judicial District Court. The case addressed an issue important to all Nevada employers; namely, whether employees have a private right of action to bring a lawsuit in civil court against their employer for unpaid wages under NRS Chapter 608, or whether employees may only […]
  • CA High Court Says “On-Call” Rest Periods Violate Law, Reinstates $90 Million Award

    By SHLC on December 28, 2016
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    The California Supreme Court recently held that “on-call” rest periods violate California’s rest period standard because employees are not relieved of all duty. In Augustus v.  ABM Security Services, Inc., security guards were required to remain “on-call” during their authorized rest periods in order to be “on the ready” and available to respond to a call. Radios and pagers had […]