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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

Managed Payroll Services And Wage Statements

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

While there are many benefits to utilizing a managed payroll service, it doesn't mean exemption from legal claims by employees, especially for issues such as wage statements.

There have been a number of legal battles recently in California and federal courts involving claims around wage statements. Although the majority have been favorable outcomes for employers, it is still a legal minefield that must be carefully navigated by businesses.

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Topics: managed payroll services, california labor law, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, wage statements, managed payroll

Do You Have Employees Or Independent Contractors? Why It Matters.

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Clarifying the status of certain employees has always been a challenge for employers. And the importance of proper classification for independent contractors cannot be over emphasized. 

Today's world of recruiting and hiring has become increasingly complex. HR managers and business owners must navigate through a number of compliance requirements regarding employee classification.

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

The Real Cost Of Employee Lawsuits In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In California, as in most states, employees may file legal claims against employers if they feel that their rights have been violated or were not protected. And it is a growing problem.

If an employee feels discriminated against, feels harassed or suffers an injury while at work, the employer may be liable for damages and injuries. Whether the employer's actions are intentional or unintentional, many workers file lawsuits seeking compensation or a remedy to the situation.

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, worker's comp, employee lawsuits, discharge, wrongful termination

California "Meal Period" Rules: A Checklist For What You Need To Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Do you know the California break laws? Here's a checklist for what you need to know to comply with the "meal period" rules.

[This guest post was provided by Douglas J. Farmer, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, P.C., San Francisco. He can be contacted at doug.farmer@ogletreedeakins.com]

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Topics: ca labor laws, california labor law, meal and rest breaks, employee lawsuits, california break laws

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