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California Employees Entitled to Increased Premium Pay for Noncompliant Meal, Rest, and Recovery Breaks

On July 15, 2021, the Supreme Court of California published an employment law opinion answering a hotly contested wage and hour issue regarding the correct calculations for premium payments made to California employees. In Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, 11 Cal. 5th 858 (2021), a bartender filed suit seeking to ...

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IHSS Compensation Not Considered When Calculating California Section 8 Tenant’s Housing Assistance Payment

Riley v. Marin Housing Authority California Tenant

California public housing authorities may not consider in-home supportive services care compensation when calculating a public housing tenant’s housing subsidy. In Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority, the California Supreme Court held, in a majority opinion written by Justice Chin, a Section 8 beneficiary’s IHSS compensation for providing in-home supportive services ...

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Kim v. Reins International, Inc.: California Supreme Court Protects Employees by Curbing PAGA-Killing Side Deals

Kim v Reins International PAGA

In March 2020, the California Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated opinion in Kim v. Reins International California, Inc., holding that California employees do not lose standing under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) after settling related individual claims stemming from Labor Code violations.  This Court’s decision reinforces PAGA’S purpose ...

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