Paulina Chau

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Paulina focuses her practice on employment matters. Her employment practice encompasses single-plaintiff litigation, class action litigation and employment counseling. She defends employers in state and federal lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.Read Paulina Chau's full bio.

California Supreme Court Clarifies Whether Missed-Break Premiums Are ‘Wages’ That Trigger Derivative Penalties

By , and on Jun 29, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Sec. Servs. Inc. (Naranjo), holding that meal and rest break premiums (also known as extra pay or premium pay) constitute “wages” that: (1) must be accurately reported on employee wage statements pursuant to Labor Code section 226 and (2) must be...

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