March 2014 | Donahoo & Associates

California Prevailing Wage Law Strengthened (AB 1336)

Beginning January 1, 2014 several changes to California Labor Code relating to public works and the prevailing wages took effect. These changes benefit employees by: Lengthening the period in which claims can be filed Increasing the penalties and damages available to employees who did not receive their proper wages Improving the ability for investigators to ... Read More

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Careful what you wish for…the risk of decertification

Employment cases routinely proceed as class actions. Plaintiffs and their attorneys seek to represent large numbers of employees to correct common legal wrongs and to obtain common fund damages. Employers and their counsel reflexively contest class certification or seek to decertify class action cases after certification is granted. But decertification has its risks. If a ... Read More

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