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A newspaper misclassified its newspaper carriers as independent contractors, the Superior Court for the County of Sacramento ruled, following a trial in a class action for employees’ unpaid mileage expenses.
 
Meal-Break Class Actions Continue in Post-Brinker Era
In the spring of 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court, clarifying businesses’ legal obligations regarding meal and rest breaks. Many companies are still grappling with these issues.
  
San Diego’s hotly contested minimum wage ordinance has been put on ice until at least 2016.
 
Calif. Data Breach Law Expands Credit Monitoring to Victims
Businesses in California now have added motivation to protect residents’ personal information after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill amending the state’s data breach notification law.
 
California employers will soon have to prove, under penalty of perjury, that workplace safety and health hazards have been corrected before receiving any penalty modifications, and even while they are contesting the citations in an appeals process.
 
California Legislation Wrap-Up: Paid Sick Leave, Liability and Labor Contractors – and Telegraphs 
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a stack of bills that affect HR professionals, including a measure guaranteeing paid sick leave for California workers and regulations governing contractors’ liability and workplace bullying training. 
 
California has become the third state in the country, after New York and Oregon, to ban sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace directed toward unpaid interns.  
 
A university properly terminated a professor for failing to undergo a fitness-for-duty examination after he had engaged in instances of threatening behavior, the California Court of Appeal ruled.
 
 

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