Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 588, known as the “California Fair Day’s Pay Act.” This new law, which takes effect on January 1, 2016, aims to crack down on “wage theft” in California by giving the Labor Commissioner tough new enforcement rights against employers who steal employees’ wages. What is Wage Theft? Wage… Read More
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Labor Commissioner Posts New “Wage Theft Notice” and Template Poster for AB 1522 Compliance
With AB 1522 (California’s new Paid Sick Leave Law) set to become law on January 1, 2015, the Labor Commissioner has posted two new items that should be of interest to California employers. The first is an updated “Wage Theft Prevention Act” notice, which is required to be given to all new non-exempt hires at the… Read More
“Wage Theft” a Nationwide Problem?
“Wage theft” occurs when an employer confiscates an employee’s tips or otherwise fails to properly pay an employee. It has long been recognized as a problem in California. That’s why Governor Brown signed one of the nation’s first wage theft laws, AB 469, back in 2011. You can find my prior blog post about that… Read More