Calif.'s New Pro-Employee Laws Call For Employer Caution

Law360, San Diego (January 9, 2013, 9:58 PM EST) -- A host of new employee-friendly laws took effect in California at the start of 2013 that are forcing companies to take a fresh look at their social media policies, ensure workers’ pay checks are accurate and put commission agreements in writing, attorneys say.

Golden State businesses are now also required to update their accommodations for employees with religious dress and grooming needs, and they are barred from including overtime pay in fixed salary arrangements for nonexempt workers, lawyers say.

“These laws are more protective of employees,...
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