Deducting an Exempt Employee’s Vacation/Paid Time Off Accruals for Partial Day Absences in any Increment Does Not Destroy their Exempt Status
On July 21, 2014, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision in Lori Rhea v. General Atomics, Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2014 WL 3565429, holding that exempt employees may use accrued vacation/paid time off (PTO) leave time in any increment without jeopardizing an employee’s exempt status.
Ericksen Arbuthnot’s Appellate Practice Group Achieves Significant Victory: Court of Appeal Enforces Liability Release and Establishes New Precedent Awarding Deposition Subpoena Costs
Ericksen Arbuthnot’s Appellate Practice Group has notched another win. In a decision rendered on June 27, 2014, the First Appellate District affirmed the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Ericksen Arbuthnot’s client and awarding deposition costs. (Naser v. Lakeridge 2014 WL 2922405.).
Andrew Sclar and Joseph J. (JJ) Minioza Are Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers
Andrew Sclar and Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza have been selected for the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer list. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
The Perils of Using Credit Checks in Hiring
Hiring new employees can be difficult. As a business operator, you want to make sure that you're hiring someone who is trustworthy and has their act together. One way to measure a person's ability to manage their own personal affairs (and your business), would be to perform a credit check. A credit check would potentially show whether or not an employee is good with money and responsible. However, both federal and state laws limit the use of credit checks in hiring decisions.
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