• Posts by Jennifer A. Reith
    Posts by Jennifer A. Reith

    Jennifer’s practice encompasses a wide variety of labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on complex wage and hour employment litigation, including FLSA collective and California Private Attorney General Act ...

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The California Supreme Court issued a decision Monday in a case that is sure to cause headaches for employers when compensating employees through flat sum bonuses.  In Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California (S232607) the Court held that for purposes of calculating the regular rate, a flat sum bonus is to be allocated only to the nonovertime hours worked. This holding departs from the calculation methods broadly considered compliant outside of California under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.


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