On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (Briefs here; oral argument video here.)

The court is expected to decide whether an employer’s good faith belief that it complied with Labor Code section 226, subdivision (a), precludes a finding that its failure to report wages earned was “knowing and intentional” as is necessary to recover penalties under Labor Code section 226, subdivision (e)(1).

The court granted review in June 2023. It will be the court’s second opinion in the case. (See Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (2022) 13 Cal.5th 93; see here.) Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero is recused. Sitting in her place is First District, Division Three, Court of Appeal Justice (and former Supreme Court staff attorney) Victor Rodriguez.

More about the case here.

This will be the first of six opinions for cases argued in March. Decisions in the other five should file by June 3. Additional argued but undecided cases are the six on the April calendar, with opinions in those expected by July 1.

The Naranjo opinion can be viewed Monday starting at 10:00 a.m.