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The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2020 - Dispatches

  • For employers in California, a recent California Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of having employee wage statements reviewed for compliance with California’s numerous requirements under Labor Code § 226, reports Tim Fisher. In Noori v. Countrywide Payroll & HR Solutions, Inc., the court held that the employee failed to meet one of these requirements—that wage statements include “the name … of the legal entity that is the employer”—where the wage statements identified the company by an acronym for a DBA registered out of state. As in Noori, wage statement claims are often brought as class actions in California, with the potential for significant civil penalties resulting from what could be characterized as mere technical violations of Labor Code § 226.