- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Cal/OSHA issued a press release on August 1, 2017 reminding employers to observe outdoor workers for signs and symptoms of heat illness, as the National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures for the Central Valley this week. The press release is available here. Cal/OSHA emphasized that the symptoms to look out for include headache, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, cramps, exhaustion, and fainting, and stated that drinking enough water is one of the “most effective heat illness prevention techniques.” Cal/OSHA encourages all workers to drink at least one quart of water every hour.
Suit against Tourism Company Provides Appellate Court with Opportunity to Visit a Variety of Employment Law Issues
- Written by Jarred Lieber
A recent California Court of Appeal decision serves as an important reminder of the importance of properly classifying employees and adhering to other wage and hour requirements under the law. In Ming-Hsiang Kao v. Joy Holiday the Court clarified when an employee can be treated as a “trainee,” addressed what benefits may be used to determine if an employee is exempt from overtime requirements, and stressed that the requirement that employers pay employee immediately upon termination is a strict one.