With the rise of employee labor law claims and lawsuits an up-to-date and accurate employee handbook is not really an option. Reviewing and revising your company policies is good practice.
[This is an updated and revised version of a post from February 2018]
Reporting time pay in California is intended to ensure that employees are paid for a mandated minimum number of hours if they are not allowed to work their full shift.
Employers in California, and their payroll and HR staff, are required to monitor these situations and ensure that any affected workers are paid correctly and accordingly. Employers are required by the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders to pay nonexempt employees for regularly scheduled, but un-worked time because of the lack of proper notification or inadequate scheduling by the employer.