Category Archives: employment

Legality of Surcharges to Offset Rising Wages

With the passage of both local and state minimum wage increases, the hospitality industry has looked at surcharges to off-set the costs of a labor force, which has traditionally looked to tips for much of their actual compensation. The state … Continue reading

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Tip Pooling Basics

        Though the concept of tipping has developed through custom, a business’s tipping practices are regulated by state law. This is especially true within California.  This series will explain acceptable tipping practices for businesses within the state.  … Continue reading

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Five wage & hour principles most likely to land you in hot water

Employment laws are so wide-ranging and detail-specific that businesses often ignore the simplest but most sacrosanct rules.  For a broader and detailed understanding, a good place to start is at the website of the Labor Commissioner – Dept. of Industrial Relations.  However, … Continue reading

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This Quick Primer On Employment Law May Save Your . . .

California employment laws are some of the most complicated and technical in the nation.  They are also some of the easiest for disgrunted employees to recover sizeable monetary sums, far exceeding any amount of unpaid wages, for minor and inadvertent … Continue reading

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