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Minimum Wage Law 2018 Update: California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 6, 2018 1:58:13 PM

California has been one of the states leading the legislative trend to establish mandated minimum wage rates far above the federal rate. In addition to the state minimum wage, local cities and municipalities have established their own, as well.

Minimum-wage employees in San Francisco and a few other cities got another $1 an hour raise on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This increase represents the last phase of a multi-year plan to increase the minimum wage in San Francisco to the current rate of $15.00 per hour.

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Topics: minimum wage law, payroll management, minimum wage San Francisco, california labor laws, california minimum wage

Sexual Harassment And California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 8, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in the American workplace. While the perpetrators often go unpunished, employers must understand that they, too, are liable when incidents occur and are reported.

Simply having a policy in place, or making public statements denouncing harassing behavior will not suffice in the instance of a legal complaint. According to the compliance firm, Atlantic Training

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, employee lawsuits, discrimination, sexual harassment

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

Be Clear On Meal And Rest Breaks

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 8, 2018 3:56:09 PM

California employers are required to provide regular meal and rest breaks for workers. But being clear with these California labor laws can be be a challenge.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, california labor laws, meal and rest breaks, employee lawsuits, california break laws, rest breaks

Be Clear On California Minimum Wages

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 27, 2018 9:04:00 AM

For minimum wage, California state has one of the highest in the U.S. In addition, many cities and counties in California require an even higher minimum wage for employees.

For 2018 the California minimum wage is set at $11.00 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and, for those companies less than 25 workers, the minimum wage in California is $10.50 per hour.

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Topics: minimum wage law, minimum wage San Francisco, california labor laws, labor law compliance, california minimum wage

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