- Written by The Saqui Law Group and Jorge Lopez Espindola
Employees recently won a big battle in court and are now allowed to pursue a jury trial. A California Appeals Court sided with the employees and held that they can seek commute time and mileage reimbursement. The Court reversed the lower court ruling that sided with the employer because only a jury can decide the issues of fact raised by the employees.
In Oliver v. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., the Plaintiffs were employed by Konica Minolta Business Solutions as service technicians who were required to use their personal vehicles to travel to homes and businesses to provide printing and copying services to customers. The IT business, paid for travel time and reimbursement for mileage only during working hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The employees sued the employer, seeking commute time and reimbursement for mileage incurred during commuting to and from work.
- Written by The Saqui Law Group
Califia Farms Pays $5402 to Settle FFCRA Lawsuit
By: The Saqui Law Group and Christina Anton
Califia Farms (“Califia”) agreed to pay $5,402 in back wages to settle an investigation accusing the non-dairy product manufacture of violating the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) by requiring an employee to use his own accrued sick leave. You may read more about the settlement here.