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California Minimum Wage Impact On Employers And Workers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 30, 2017 10:34:43 PM

California employers are saddled with what some consider the most onerous labor law requirements in the nation. In addition, they are now subject to minimum wage laws that are already having a significant impact.

On January 1, 2017 the California minimum wage increased to $10.50 an hour on the heels of new legislation that is designed to usher in a minimum wage threshold of $15.00 an hour by the year 2022. 

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Topics: minimum wage law, HR compliance, minimum wage San Francisco, california minimum wage, payroll compliance, compliance mistakes

Outsourcing HR Management Is A Rising Trend

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 9, 2017 9:03:00 AM

One of the unsettling realities of business life is that many organizations have no human resources component to manage routine HR management functions.

This is especially true for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the last few years, increasing numbers of small-business owners have found they need help with managing benefits administration and other HR tasks. Many small employers feel that they are not quite large enough to justify having a full-time HR person on staff.

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Topics: payroll management, HR compliance, outsourcing payroll management, HR management practices, payroll compliance, outsourcing hr

Overtime Rules And CA Labor Law

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Of all the vast number of CA labor laws, complying with the overtime pay rules can be one of the most challenging.

Compliance can not only be a challenge, failure to be in compliance with the labor laws can be costly. One of the most common employee complaints that lead to legal claims against employers involves overtime pay.

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Topics: ca labor laws, HR compliance, overtime pay, labor law compliance, employee classification, payroll compliance

Overtime Labor Law And The Fate Of The Final Rule

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Employers are concerned about compliance with overtime rules, and rightly so. The so-called Final Rule is still on hold and no clear resolution is forthcoming.

Compliance is a critical issue for employers and the legal wranglings between current and past federal administrations over the DOL's "Final Rule" is distressing. Many employers have already opted to make the necessary changes to comply with the new rules even though this is not legally required... yet.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, overtime pay, exempt employees, dol fsla, final rule

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

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