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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

Violating Overtime Pay Requirements Can Be Costly For Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 1, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Business owners and managers may be tempted to circumvent overtime rules on occasion, but the results can be far more costly than the additional wages saved. 

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Topics: time and attendance, overtime pay, dol fsla, wage and hour compliance, reporting time pay

DOL Adopts New Test For Unpaid Intern Status

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 11, 2018 9:10:00 AM

As with independent contractors and overtime exempt workers, employers must be diligent in complying with the factors that define a worker's status, even unpaid interns.

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has shelved its contested six-part test for intern status for interns working at for-profit companies. The short-lived test was replaced it with a more comprehensive set of factors taken directly from those established by the Second Circuit in 2015.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee lawsuits, exempt employees, dol fsla, unpaid internship

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

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