Tag Archives: overtime

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – APRIL 2015

EMPLOYEE REFUSES TO WORK OT BECAUSE OF HIS RELIGION In Copple v. CDC, plaintiff was an employee of the California Department of Corrections who was disciplined after refusing to work overtime.  Plaintiff’s reason for refusing to work overtime was that it interfered with his practice of his religion, Sun Worshiping Atheism.  After being disciplined, plaintiff… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – NOVEMBER 2014

Employers May be Liable for Certain Labor Code Violations of Staffing Agencies On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897 (“AB 1897”), which amends California Labor Code section 2810 by creating a new section, 2810.3.  Once AB 1897 becomes effective January 1, 2015, employers using labor contractors, such as temporary staffing agencies, will… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – AUGUST 2014

FAILURE TO ACCOMMODATE In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the plaintiff was an employee of Sierra Chemical who was not legally authorized to work in the United States when he was hired and had falsified eligibility documents to obtain employment.  Throughout the course of his employment with Sierra Chemical, plaintiff injured his back twice.  After… Read More »