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Be Clear On Overtime Pay In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 3, 2018 12:42:46 PM

Until the federal government finalizes new rules regarding the salary floor for exempting employees from overtime pay, the current provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) still apply.

As of January 1, 2018 California's overtime minimum wage is one and a half times the current California minimum wage rates of $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more workers. For those employers with 25 or less, the current wage is set at a minimum of $10.50 per hour.

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Topics: minimum wage law, overtime pay, california labor laws, DOL, dol fsla, FLSA

DOL Files Appeal To Halt Overtime Ruling

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 7, 2017 9:04:00 AM

The ongoing issue of the Department of Labor's 2016 Final Rule took another turn recently. The DOL filed to overturn part of the court injunction issued in September 2016.

In late 2016, under President Obama, the DOL issued what was called the Final Rule, which would have raised the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week to $913 per week.

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Topics: overtime pay, DOL, fsla, dol fsla, final rule, wage and hour compliance

Independent Contractor VS Employee: Are You Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Determining the employment status of workers can be a process fraught with with risk. Being clear on a worker's status is a matter of being up to date on the law.

There is still some confusion on the part of employers and managers regarding the "rules" for classifying workers as either an independent contractor vs employee. Much of this has stemmed from government agency's shifting interpretation of the existing guidelines.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, DOL, dol fsla

Update On The FLSA Final Rule And Overtime Pay

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 18, 2017 12:24:05 PM

The Final Rule of the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime pay and salary thresholds has been in a legal battle since late 2016.

 

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Topics: overtime pay, labor law compliance, DOL, dol fsla, final rule, FLSA, salaried employee

Exempt Vs Nonexempt And Overtime Pay

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 27, 2017 10:52:04 PM

What appears to many employers as a simple way to determine who gets overtime pay can actually be quite complex. Determining employee classification correctly is critical.

Overtime pay compliance is a tricky issue for employers that is fraught with legal dangers. Add to this ongoing conflict between current and past federal administrations over the DOL's "Final Rule" and the prospect for clarity is not encouraging.

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Topics: california labor law, overtime pay, employee classification, employee lawsuits, DOL, fsla, exempt employees

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