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Labor Agency Publishes Sick Pay Poster and Wage Notice
California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has published a poster and wage notice for employers to use in compliance with Assembly Bill 1522, California’s new mandatory sick pay law.
The required compensation levels for employees exempt from overtime rate of pay requirements under the California computer software professional exemption will increase by 2.2 percent from current levels beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the California Department of Industrial Relations announced.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, mandatory anti-harassment training must contain an "anti-bullying" component. Employers will have to include training and education on the prevention of "abusive conduct."
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.

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The purpose of the Employee Benefits Strategies series is to identify the benefits California organizations provide to their employees and determine if they leverage these benefits for recruitment and retention. In this research, California data are compared with national data.

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How do California employers compare with national averages in benefits offerings? Survey data of 300 benefits are reported in 11 areas. 




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