California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 26, 2022
Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille, S275848.

#22-282 Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille, S275848. (A163503, A163504; 80 Cal.App.5th 427; Humboldt County Superior Court; CV2000529.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Must an employer demonstrate that it affirmatively took steps to ascertain whether its pay practices comply with the Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders to establish a good faith defense to liquidated damages under Labor Code section 1194.2, subdivision (b)? (2) May a wage claimant prosecute a paid sick leave claim under section 248.5, subdivision (b) of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Lab. Code, ยง 245 et seq.) in a de novo wage claim trial conducted pursuant to Labor Code section 98.2?

Review granted; issues limited: 10/26/2022

Case fully briefed: 8/14/2023

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.