ALERT: CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AT A PRICE TAG OF $5.7 MILLION SENDS A WARNING ON NON-DISCRETIONARY BONUSES
- Written by Rebecca R. Schach
This week Cognizant Technology Solutions settled a class action with its current and former employees who alleged overtime violations because of the company’s bonus structure. Employees allege that the Company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage by artificially labelling their regular wages as “bonus” and then failing to include the “bonus” in their pay for purposes of calculating overtime.
COVID-19 Resource Updates: Monterey County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Guidance and CDC issues Agricultural Worker Guidance
- Written by Rebecca A. Hause-Schultz
In June, the Monterey County Health Department issued expanded Workplace Exposure Guidance on COVID-19. The guidance is available here.
In Monterey County, the guidance now specifically calls for employers to contact the Monterey County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Unit for Guidance as part of the protocol if an employee reports to the employer a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Guidance also says that “health department staff will verify the individual’s diagnosis and provide dates where the individual was potentially infectious.”