Legislature in Special Session
Additions to the Blogroll

Four More Years?

We wrote our first blog post in this forum four years ago today. We weren't really sure what we set out to accomplish, but we figured that, if we got half as many hits as our personal blogs, we'd  get a pretty decent audience. At the same time, we had trouble finding a blog that kept track of what we cared about most - the rapid change and development in California's wage and hour law. Since then, we've followed more than a half dozen big, highly anticipated cases, we've talked to reporters all over the country about wage and hour cases and trends, and we've met more than half of the lawyers who practice in this area in California.

This blog is still authored by Michael J. Walsh and Mark A. Walsh, the principals in Walsh & Walsh, P.C., but we've had a couple of guest posters. We continue to talk about what we set out to talk about, which are matters of interest to California employees and employee's rights attorneys, with a particular emphasis on working conditions and wage and hour matters, including:

  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Misclassification of Salaried Employees
  • Failure to Permit Meal Periods and Rest Periods
  • Failure to Pay Final Wages Upon Termination
  • Unlawful Docking of Pay for Shortages or Breakage
  • Failure to Provide and Maintain Uniforms
  • Compelled Patronage / Wardrobing

In hindsight, we didn't talk much about uniforms and wardrobing. The rest has continued to draw our attention. As more wage and hour cases have made it to the Court of Appeal as class actions, we've found ourselves talking more and more about class actions - settlements, strategies, scandals, and of course, CAFA. We think Equal Pay might become a popular topic in 2009 and 2010.

We have spent a lot of time on the project, but on the whole, it has been a good investment. Hopefully, reading it has been a good investment for you.


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)