Wage and Hour Compliance Under California's Employee-Friendly Framework and New Legislation

Navigating Unique Overtime Pay, Increased Minimum Wage, Mandated Recovery Periods, and Expanded Employer Penalties

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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This CLE course will update employment counsel on the latest developments regarding California’s unique wage and hour law framework. Our panel will prepare you to advise clients on both the current and new law effective Jan. 1, 2014.


California’s wage and hour framework is vastly different from most jurisdictions including its overtime and final paycheck regulations. Employers based in California, or with operations or employees in the state, must take immediate action to ensure compliance and mitigate exposure to liability.

In addition to its current framework, a new wave of wage and hour laws are effective Jan. 1, 2014. Counsel to employers must be aware of the key changes to the state's minimum wage, which also affects minimum salary requirements for exempt employees.

Failure to comply with California’s wage and hour regulations exposes employers to severe penalties that can include liquidated damages, criminal and civil penalties, restitution, and class liability. The wage and hour framework is employee-friendly, and employers' counsel must be prepared to advise clients on navigating the new rules.

Listen as our distinguished panel of California employment law attorneys reviews the key differences between California's wage and hour laws and other jurisdictions. Our panel will assess and explain recent case law lessons and outline approaches to comply with the latest updates to the state's wage and hour laws.



  1. Current California wage and hour framework
    1. Overtime
    2. Final paycheck
    3. Vacation policies
    4. Paycheck requirements
    5. Class action regulations
    6. Private Attorney General Act
  2. Case law assessment
  3. Wage and hour update
    1. Minimum wage
      1. Exempt workers
      2. Food service
    2. Recovery periods
    3. Penalties for noncompliance
    4. Domestic worker bill of rights


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the current wage and hour laws in California—what will stay the same and what is changing Jan. 1?
  • What are the best practices for employers to prepare for and implement current and new wage and hour law in the state?
  • How have California courts interpreted the state's wage and hour laws?
  • What are the penalties against employers for failing to comply?
  • What are the class action regulations in California?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Teresa R. Tracy
Teresa R. Tracy

Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane

Ms. Tracy chairs the firm's Labor and Employment Group. She counsels and represents employers in all areas of labor...  |  Read More

Michael N. Westheimer

Buchalter Nemer

Mr. Westheimer represents clients in individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts,...  |  Read More

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