|July 1, 2013 | www.fisherphillips.com|
The piece-rate compensation system, common among automotive technicians, agricultural workers, manufacturing employees, truck drivers, and others, has been a viable and rewarding form of compensation in California for over a century. But for the second time in three months a California appellate court has created a new requirement for employers using piece-rate compensation systems. The California Court of Appeal held that employers must separately compensate piece-rate employees for rest breaks. Bluford v. Safeway.