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: https://suttonhague.com/court-issues-temporary-restraining-order-ab-1513-piece-rate-safe-harbor/, https://suttonhague.com/new-california-piece-rate-rules-could-change-hourly-plus-bonus-pay-structures/, https://suttonhague.com/piece-rate-legislation-ab-1513-resources-available-on-dlse-website/, and https://suttonhague.com/governor-signs-piece-rate-compensation-bill-into-law/). AB 1513 will also be discussed during the August 16 DLSE Update webinar. For more information, please visit https://suttonhague.com/events.