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Calif. High Court OT Ruling: What Employers Should Know

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 2:12 PM EST) -- California employers have become accustomed to two iron maxims.

First, no good deed goes unpunished. Second, any apparent judicial victory that would seem to relieve the oppression of the first maxim is fleeting and evanescent.

On Monday, the California Supreme Court reinforced both maxims in Alvarado v. Dart. Reversing an appellate court decision that had found that a flat-sum bonus is incorporated to the regular rate of pay by adding it into total compensation, then dividing by all hours worked, the Supreme Court applied an unlawfully...
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