Late last month, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision involving a package delivery service that had classified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision was unanimous. The court set out clear guidelines for establishing when wage orders setting minimum wages will apply to workers, stating that, in order to classify a worker as […]
New Rules on Tipping? Not Yet.
On December 5, 2017, the US Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making in which it sought comments from interested parties on a proposal to eliminate a 2011 regulation dealing with tip pooling. Current regulations promulgated under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, treat tips as the property of tipped employees, and […]