Lawyers are filing thousands of wage and hour lawsuits in California based on alleged violations of the Labor Code. Employees can sue for incomplete paycheck stub information, whether or not wages were fully paid. Missed meal and rest periods result in an hour of additional pay and can result in an additional 30 days of pay. California now permits for liquidated, or double, damages. The Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) allows an employee to sue on behalf of the state for all employees and collect a part of the state’s fines and attorneys’ fees. Even the most limited restriction on an employee during the rest period results in a penalty. And any person who violates any provision related to minimum wages or hours can be held personally liable.
We invite business owners, managers, attorneys, and human resources professionals to attend, in person or via webinar, our monthly Legal Beagle Bagel Breakfast to learn more about these lawsuits, how to prevent them, and how to defend yourself when a wage and hour lawsuit is filed.
We will discuss the following issues:
· How record-keeping impacts your case;
· What production of records is required by the Labor Code? ;
· How do you show meal and rest periods taken?
· How are damages calculated?
· When does PAGA come into play?
· What can I do to prevent personal liability?
· Can I collect my attorneys' fees?
Our workshop will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
You can attend in person at 7112 N. Fresno Street, Suite 450, Fresno, CA 93720 or attend via webinar. Instructions for the webinar will be given prior to the workshop.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 559.256.5000.
Cost: $25.00 per person (FREE for HR Business Partners); an additional cost of $10.00 per line for participating via webinar. The registration deadline for the webinar is Monday, August 28, 2017. Fishman, Larsen & Callister is an HRCI Approved Provider. The use of the HRCI seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of this program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. HRCI credit is an additional $10.00.