Posts tagged class action
Another Unfavorable Appellate Court Ruling for Employers-Court Mandates Rest Periods for Commission Only Employees

Following on the heels of the California Supreme Court decision in Agustus, et al. v. ABM Security (holding that employers cannot require their employees to remain on-call during legally mandated rest periods) the California  Court of Appeals for the Second District issued a decision concerning compensation for rest periods taken by commissioned employees. In Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC, B269657 (February 28, 2017), the Court tackled the issue of whether employers are required to separately compensate commissioned employees for rest periods taken during the work day in accordance with the state’s labor laws. 

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California Supreme Court to Employers: No More On-Call Rest Periods

Today, the California Supreme Court handed down its decision in one of the most-watched labor and employment cases of 2016.  In its opinion in Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., S224853 (December 22, 2016), the Court held that employers may not require employees to remain "on-call" during required rest periods.  The decision, which reverses a Court of Appeal decision that was celebrated by many in the business community, may have enormous ramifications for California employers. 

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