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California Minimum Wage Will Be Raised to $10 by 2016

In a victory for workers, California will raise its minimum wage by $2 over the course of the next several years. Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill that will raise the minimum wage from the current $8 per hour to $10 per hour by 2016. The minimum wage will…

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ZHE Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Massage Envy

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Massage Envy on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians in California. The complaint alleges that Massage Envy’s compensation plan violates California’s wage and hour laws by unlawfully averaging its non-exempt employees’ compensation. Massage Envy’s policy mandates that employees are paid on a piece-rate…

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Court Hands Down Victory for Employees Who Do Piecework

The Second District Court of Appeal recently handed down a victory for employees who do piecework. The Court held that employees who are paid according to the amount produced (i.e., piecework) must also be paid separate hourly compensation for the hours spent waiting for work or doing other tasks during their shifts. In Gonzalez v….