Gateway Community Charters v. Spiess

A charter school is not exempt from liability for penalties for failing to pay workers the amounts due when their employment is terminated.  A charter school is not an “other municipal corporation” and thus not exempt from liability for waiting time penalties under Lab. Code 203 for failing to pay workers the amounts due them when they terminate their employment.  Though a charter school provides an essential public function, education, and is subject to open meeting laws, it does not otherwise partake of the characteristics of a municipal corporation. 

California Court of Appeal, Third District (Butz, J.); March 8, 2017; 2017 WL 912073

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