California Supreme Court

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Docket Number

No. S210681


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July 17, 2013

The California Supreme Court denied Downtown LA Motor's petition for review.

U.S. Chamber urges review of decision that wrongly grafts hourly rate compensation rules onto piece-rate compensation system

June 13, 2013

The U.S. Chamber urged the California Supreme Court to review and reverse the decision by the California Court of Appeal. The Chamber pointed out that piece-rate compensation, long used in California and throughout the country, benefits employers, employees, and customers. The Chamber argued that prior to this decision, no California court ever attempted to graft an hourly rate system onto a piece-rate compensation system because these two compensation systems are completely different. The Chamber argued that the case should be reversed because without the California Supreme Court's intervention, Gonzalez will be binding on California's trial courts and many employers will feel compelled to graft hourly-rate rules onto piece-work and non-hourly systems to avoid potential lawsuits. Gonzalez jeopardizes piece-rate compensation plans throughout California and provides fuel for the widely held belief that California is inhospitable to business.

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