California Court Issues Stamp of Approval on Employer Timesheet Rounding Policies

Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc., Cal. Ct. App. Case No. D060710 (filed Oct. 29, 2012), marks the first published California Court of Appeal decision approving employers’ use of rounding policies in calculating employees’ total hours worked. In this case, See’s Candy had used a timekeeping software system to record its employees’ hours worked; employees punched in and out to reflect the beginning and end of their shifts, including

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California Appellate Court Reverses Order Denying Class Certification of Newspaper Home Delivery Carriers’ Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., Cal. Ct. App. Case No. B235484 (Certified for Publication Oct. 17, 2012), the plaintiffs had sought from the trial court an order certifying a class of newspaper home delivery carriers in a lawsuit alleging that the defendant newspaper company illegally misclassified them as independent contractors rather than employees in violation of California labor laws.  The defendant hired the plaintiffs

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