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Be Clear On Employee Classification Rules

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 13, 2018 8:38:44 AM

Employers look for ways to reduce their overhead and employee salaries are often a large portion of that. But cutting corners with employee classification can be costly.

It can be tempting for employers and businesses in California to take administrative shortcuts when changing employee's classification.

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Topics: independent contractors, overtime pay, employee classification, exempt employees, 1099-MISC

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

Employer Labor Law Update: Overtime For Drivers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 23, 2017 9:01:00 AM

A recent federal court decision has held that employees who drive vehicles under 10,000 pounds even part time are eligible for overtime pay.

This decision overturns a lower court ruling and establishes that workers who drive both larger vehicles over 10,000 pounds and those under that weight are doing so "in part".

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Topics: overtime pay, labor law, fsla, exempt employees, motor carrier

Common Mistakes With HR Compliance: Staying Safe With Best Practices

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

For many employers and small business owners the possibility of an employee lawsuit is a major issue. Stay safe with HR best practices.

[This post was previously published in January 2017 and has been revised and updated]

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, exempt employees, dol fsla, final rule, compliance mistakes

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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