Lawmakers decided personal attendants who work in private households are entitled to overtime for hours worked over 9 hours in a day or 45 hours in a week.

An appellate court decided an employer must compensate piece rate workers separately for “non-productive” time.


A new law put firms that hire temp worker agencies on the hook for the agencies' wage violations.


Lawmakers extended liability for wage violations to companies that hire contractors in long-term care, as well as in janitorial and gardening services.

Lawmakers gave the Labor Commissioner power to place liens on the property of employers found to owe wages and to prevent them doing business in California until wage debts are paid.

California Supreme Court decides employers cannot exclude sleep time from wages during “on call” time.


Lawmakers extended wage theft liability to direct contractors on private construction projects


Lawmakers extended liability to major retailers for wage theft among their logistics contractors.


Labor Commissioner's Office sued Uber and Lyft alleging wage theft by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.


Lawmakers extended liability to fashion brands for wage theft claims made by garment workers. They also applied the minimum wage to garment workers.

The Legislature also made intentional wage theft of greater than $950 over a one-year period a crime that could come with jail time. Prosecutors need to prove the employer deliberately committed wage theft through fraudulent means.