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Keeping up with California Wage & Hour Laws

Even the Kardashians are not immune from California’s stringent labor laws. Khloe Kardashian has been sued by her former assistant who alleged claims of unpaid overtime, rest breaks and meal period violations, and wrongful termination.  The former assistant claims that he worked 12-hour shifts without being paid overtime, that he was unable to take his legally required breaks during his shift due to being busy with his day-to-day duties.  Additionally, the origin of the wrongful termination claim is based on the former assistant’s allegation that he was fired after trying to return to work following a knee injury.

Khloe’s legal representation claims that the former assistant was properly classified and compensated for his role and that he was terminated as he had been on a leave of absence for an extended period of time and that the role needed to be replaced. While it is unclear whether this lawsuit will proceed, this is a great reminder for employers to review your practices to ensure that you are running your business, even if you just have one employee, compliant with the strict California Labor laws. Employment lawsuits can be extremely costly, both financially and emotionally.  Taking the time now to review and audit your policies and practices could save you exponentiality in the long run. To set up a time to undergo an audit of you policies and practices, contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt today.

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.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact  Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500 for legal assistance near you. (photo credit: depositphotos.com).


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