Travel Pay, Breaks, On-Call Pay, Reporting Pay, Sick Leave and Vacation Pay in California: What All Employers Need to Know to Ensure Compliance - On-Demand
Webinar now available On-Demand.
California’s complex and unique wage and hour laws regarding travel pay, breaks, on-call pay, reporting pay, sick leave, vacation, and more can be a big source of confusion for employers.
The California Supreme Court has just released a decision that gives clarity to one of those issues—on call rest breaks. The decision is a big wake up call for employers—as the employer in that case was held liable for approximately $90 million in damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. What did the court decide? And, what are the best practices for determining the compensability of employees’ time generally related to travel, reporting time, being on call, and breaks under the California Labor Code and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Wage Orders?
If you don’t fully understand when time is compensable and when it’s not, you run a costly risk of legal liability as employees may file collective actions under the California Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) seeking damages on behalf of themselves and similarly situated workers who they believe have been wronged by unlawful wage and hour practices.
Don’t assume you’re up to date on the applicable California rules concerning whether travel, on-call, reporting time, and more is compensable. Learn more with this all-new webinar on-demand where Attorney Cathleen Yonahara of San Francisco’s Freeland Cooper & Foremanwill walk you through the unique (and complicated) rules you must follow:
- What’s considered compensable travel time, and how California’s law on travel time pay differs from federal law
- What Wage Order 4, which relates to rest breaks says, and the practical impact the California Supreme Court’s new ruling in Augustus v. ABM Security Services has on best practices for complying with state rules
- How to identify compensable breaks such as meal breaks, rest breaks, and lactation breaks
- How to identify when and if standby or on-call time is compensable
- How and when to compensate for reporting pay
- How to calculate sick leave and vacation pay and when payments are due
- And more!
Plus, you’ll get a bonus handout detailing the facts of the recently decided California Supreme Court case and the practical impact of the court’s reasoning in deciding why the employer in the case should be held liable for violations of state wage and hour law.
About Your Presenter:
Cathleen S. Yonahara, Esq.
Freeland, Cooper and Foreman, LLP
Cathleen Yonahara concentrates her practice on labor and employment law. Ms. Yonahara has represented clients before state and federal courts, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Labor Commissioner, and other government agencies. Her employment litigation practice includes claims of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations.
Ms. Yonahara’s practice also includes counseling clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring to termination. She provides advice and counseling in such areas as employment and severance agreements, wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks, employee discipline and termination, employee leave obligations, and other workplace management issues. She serves as the Assistant Editor to the California Employment Law Letter, a semimonthly newsletter focused on current labor employment cases in California. She also speaks nationally on employment law issues.