California Supreme Court Clarifies the Day of Rest Requirement

Steve Holden   May 9, 2017

For eighty years employers have been obligated to provide employees with rest days. For eighty years it was unclear precisely what that obligation meant. Yesterday the California Supreme Court provided clarification. In 1937 sections 551 and 552 were added to the Labor Code. Together they simply state: “Every person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day’s rest therefrom in seven. No employer of labor shall cause his employees to […]


Big Day of Giving – Children’s Receiving Home

Admin   May 4, 2017

We are proud to sponsor such an awesome and impactful organization.


March For Babies

Admin   April 27, 2017

Join us in supporting Katherine Piasente as she walks in honor of baby Carter. Katherine is one of our passionate and amazing team members that is supporting her friends and her community. Holden Law Group is behind Katherine 100% and we are pleased to be able to help March of Dimes and its mission.


Gender Neutral Restrooms – Is Your Business Affected?

Holly Clark   February 28, 2017

Restrooms across California are in for a big change starting March 1, 2017. The groundbreaking gender-neutral restroom law passed by Governor Brown late last year is finally going into effect, and time is up for California businesses to get their restroom signage in check. The new law requires all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation or state or local government agency to be identified as […]


State Supreme Court Rules: Employees Must “Rest” in Peace

Adrian Hoppes   January 18, 2017

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Augustus et al. v ABM Security Services Inc., __Cal.4th__, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) clarifying employer obligations for rest periods (hereinafter “breaks”).  Review was granted by the Supreme Court to evaluate whether or not employee breaks are intended to be “off duty” within the same meaning generally used for meal periods, and whether or not remaining “on call” […]


What Does “Provide the Reasonable Opportunity to Take An Off-Duty Meal Period” Really Mean?

Micaela Neal   January 11, 2017

In a ground-breaking decision in 2012 the California Supreme Court ruled that while employers must provide employees with off-duty 30 minute meal periods, they need not ensure employees take such meal periods, and need not police meal periods to ensure no work is performed. Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (2012) 53 Cal.4th 1004. While the decision was a victory for employers, the court left open the question of what […]


New Minimum Wage

Adrian Hoppes   December 2, 2016

While you may still be celebrating the federal ruling that put a halt to the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, don’t let this good news take your focus away from other obligations that will arise on January 01, 2017. Effective January 01, 2017, California minimum wage will increase from $10.00 per hour to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees. If you have 25 employees or […]


Overtime Rule Halted by Texas Federal Judge

Katherine Piasente   November 23, 2016

A mere 10 days before the new federal overtime rules are set to take effect,  a federal judge out of Texas has put a halt to the Department of Labor’s  new overtime rule. Many employers were anxiously preparing for the new regulations, which would mandate as of December 1, 2016 that all employees classified as exempt earn a minimum of $47,476 annually; a significant jump from the previous federal threshold […]