Wage and Hour Law: The Commissioned Employees Exemption

In Muldrow v. Surrex Solutions Corp., 2012 DAR 949 (January 24, 2012), the court upheld a trial court’s ruling that a class of individuals employed as recruiters (called “senior consulting services managers”) were subject to California’s commissioned employee exemption and therefore could not pursue claims for unpaid overtime against their employer. In so doing, the Continue reading

SB 459 and Independent Contractor Status

In the wake of SB 459, effective January 1, 2012, California employers seeking guidance regarding the proper classification of independent contractors can look to the recent case of Arnold v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., 2012 DJDAR 71 (December 30, 2011), wherein the Court analyzed the standard for properly classifying individuals as independent contractors under Continue reading