- Written by Kimberley A. Worley and Greg Blueford
As all employers know, California Labor Code section 226 requires them to provide employees with itemized wage statements with each paycheck. Failure to comply with the nine listed requirements of section 226 subjects employers to extensive lawsuits seeking exorbitant penalties in representative actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”). In general, PAGA allows up to $200 as a civil penalty per aggrieved current or former employee per pay period.
- Written by Carl Larson
The Teamsters filed an unfair labor practice against Browning-Ferris Industries last week after the company refused to bargain with the newly certified bargaining representative. Because Browning-Ferris was a representation case, the company could not directly appeal the ruling that changed the joint employer standard. By refusing to bargain with the union, Browning-Ferris will force a review of the underlying election which led to the Teamster’s certification.