It's Not The End Of The Piece Rate Pay System In Calif.

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 4:40 PM EST) -- Recent decisions in California (Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors and Bluford v. Safeway Stores Inc. along with Armenta v. Osmose Inc.) requiring that employers pay employees the minimum wage for each increment of work time, including nonproductive time and rest breaks, have significantly impacted employers' pay policies. These decisions are thought to have made it more difficult, if not impossible, for employers to maintain the piece rate pay system. This system, in principle, pays employees based on productive time, which is not necessarily all hours worked. The most popular advice from employment attorneys to employers is to convert their piece rate...

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