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In a recent ruling, the California Supreme Court found that employees who do not reside in or work in California, but who travel there for business, are subject to the California Labor Code’s overtime provisions. The case, Sullivan v. Oracle, involved Oracle employees who were based in Colorado and Arizona, but who traveled to California to train customers. Oracle is a California corporation, but this fact was not the court’s basis for its finding. It was instead based on a determination that the state’s overtime regulations apply to all employment in the state, regardless of the employee’s state of residence.
Social media has become an important consideration for HR departments at companies of all sizes. At the same time that some organizations are using social media increasingly as a means of reaching external audiences and communicating with customers, others are implementing strict policies regulating the use of social media in the workplace.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal in November, 2011, the White House has expanded its investigations of companies that employ illegal immigrants, notifying 500 companies of their intent to inspect hiring records. In the 2011 fiscal year, the administration targeted nearly 2500 companies. Audits by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency can be detrimental for companies with violations, due to the possible loss of needed employees, legal fees associated with defending an investigation and the heavy fines associated with employing illegal workers. In some cases, criminal penalties may be charged against culpable employees at all levels of the organization.