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Business, Employment:  October 24, 2018

Two Recent Employment Law Updates

Employment Update:

Individuals Also Liable As Employer for Wage and Hour Claims -- Even PAGA. 

In a recent case, the California Court of Appeal held that individuals who cause a violation of overtime or minimum wage laws can be held individually liable, regardless of the entity structure of the business. This means that managers, supervisors, and owners can be held personally liable for these offenses. It is imperative - now more than ever - that your corporate policies are not only California compliant, but also enforced uniformly throughout your company. 

Attention Hotel and Motel Employers: Human Trafficking Awareness Training Required by 2020

Before the governor left office, he signed a new bill that requires hotel and motel employers to provide at least 20 minutes of interactive human trafficking awareness training to employees likely to interact or come into contact with victims of human trafficking. Training is required every two years. New employees must be trained within six months of hire.

Contact the attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt, LLP to discuss your employment policies and best practice for implementation and enforcement of California compliant employment practices. 

This material in this article, provided by Chauvel  & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute, legal advice or promise similar outcomes.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.  (Photo credit: 123rf.com)


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