Betsy Johnson, Office Managing shareholder in the Los Angeles Office of Ogletree Deakins discusses new California wage and hour and employment legislation in a multi-part series.

AB 10:  State Minimum Wage Increase: AB 10 amends section 1182.12 of the Labor Code to increase the minimum wage to $9 per hour as of July 1, 2014 and to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016.

AB 241:  Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: B 241 adds section 1450 to the Labor Code and requires that individuals in household occupations (such as nannies, housekeepers, and individuals providing care for the elderly or disabled within a household) be paid overtime compensation at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate for hours worked in excess of 9 hours per day or 45 hours per week. 

AB 442:  Liquidated Damages for Unpaid Wages: 

SB 435:  Recovery Periods: SB 435 extends requirement to pay an additional hour of pay to situations in which employers fail to provide any “recovery” periods required by Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH also known as Cal/OSHA) regulations. A “recovery” period is a cool down period afforded to employees who work outside to prevent heat illness.