Paying by piece rate: It's not a piece of cake in California

California law allows employers to compensate their employees on a piece-rate basis, meaning workers are paid a specific amount for a specific task. The following case involves whether truck drivers who were paid by the load were properly compensated for all the hours they worked as required by California law. The court of appeal was asked to review the trial court's conclusion that the case wasn't suitable for resolution as a class action because individualized issues predominated over common ones. Read More...