Friday, September 15, 2006
There's more of it going around than you might imagine. (I deal with it quite a bit.) But the left-wingers sitting on the California Supreme Court have pointed to a remedy: EMPLOYERS! PAY UP!... On July 10, the California Supreme Court ruled that employers must promptly pay employees for work done on a limited duration project, such as a film or television production. Section 201 of the Labor Code requires than an employer immediately pay workers their wages if they are discharged. Until the case of Amanza Smith v. L’Oreal USA, Inc., it was not clear that these rules — and the penalties for failure to pay in a timely fashion — applied to employers working on a project of limited duration and not just individuals who were fired. In the ruling, the California Supreme Court concluded that the intent of the statutes was to protect workers from the economic hardship that unpaid wages caused. The decision stated that the law applies whether an employee is fired or released after completing a specific job of limited duration. The ruling reversed a previous decision by an appeals court in favor of the employer. These rules apply to all employers in the State of California, union or non-union. The above is good for all of us to know, yes?
Posted by Steve Hulett at 5:38 PM