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Court of Appeal Rejects "Trial by Formula," Reverses Multimillion Dollar Verdict and Orders Class Decertified
Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, No. A125557, 2012 WL 366590 (Feb. 6, 2012) In a decision destined to have significant statewide ramifications, the California Court of Appeal for the First District reversed a trial court’s certification of a wage-hour class and determination of...
It may come as a surprise, but Stephen Colbert is human, and like the rest of us, has a mother. He has taken a leave of absence from his show to apparently spend time with his ailing mother. An article I read recently notes how Colbert’s leave could trigger family medical leave. I...
2012 Requirement Source California Minimum Wage ...
Harris v. Superior Court, 2011 WL 6823963 (Cal. S. Ct. 2011) Plaintiffs in this case are claims adjusters employed by two insurance companies. They filed four putative class actions, claiming they had been erroneously classified as exempt administrative employees and seeking damages based upon...
Hourly Rates For Certain Computer Software Employees, Licensed Physicians Increase; San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises To $10.24 Per Hour In 2012
California Labor Code § 515.5 exempts computer software professionals from the overtime pay requirements imposed by Labor Code § 510, provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify as exempt, these professionals must perform the functions enumerated in the statute and receive a...