- Written by Gregory Blueford
Last week, a federal jury found in favor of an employer who provided wage statements on cash register receipts for a class of 5,400 retail employees to not be in violation of the California law which requires employers to provide wage statements at the time of each payment of wages.
Dollar Tree, the extreme discount retail store, does not physically provide wage statements to its employees who have their checks direct deposited in their bank accounts at the end of each pay period. Instead, Dollar Tree makes the wage statements available for retail employees to print, free of charge, on receipt paper from any cash register at the store. Corporate employees can access their wage statements through an online portal. Both the electronic wage statement and receipt statement contained all of the information required by law and employees were permitted to call a company phone number and request a copy of their wage statement in the mail. Looking at these factors, the jury determined that Dollar Tree provided workers with easy access to their electronic wage statements and that the workers were not injured by not automatically receiving a physical copy of their wage statement each pay period.
- Written by Hannah Fortin
NLRB General Counsel Pick Confirmed by the Senate
By: Jizell Lopez
This week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb, a management side labor attorney, as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). As general counsel, he is expected to set the stage for the NLRB to overturn key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.