Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in AB 1513 Lawsuit; Employers Must Sign-Up for Piece-Rate Safe Harbor by July 28

By SHLC on July 26, 2016 in Legal Update

Today, a Fresno County trial court denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would continue to delay the piece-rate Safe Harbor process of AB 1513. The lawsuit challenges aspects of AB 1513 – particularly the phrases “other non-productive time” and “directly related” – and was filed days before the July 1 deadline to sign-up for Safe Harbor. A temporary restraining order was issued by the Court effectively delaying the sign-up deadline until it could decide whether to issue a preliminary injunction.

The Court’s Order (which can be found here) denies the request for a preliminary injunction and states that the deadline to sign-up for Safe Harbor is July 28, 2016.

This case and AB 1513 were discussed in prior SHLC Blog Posts (see:,,, and AB 1513 will also be discussed during the August 16 DLSE Update webinar. For more information, please visit