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New Overtime Rule Proposal From DOL

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 12, 2019 11:47:15 AM

The Department of Labor released a new proposed rule that raises the minimum salary requirements for FLSA overtime "white collar" exemptions and critics on both sides are voicing their concerns.

 

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Topics: overtime pay, exempt employees, white collar, final rule, non-exempt employees

Natural Disasters And Employer's Response

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 22, 2018 10:47:18 AM

It seems that natural disasters and severe weather events are constantly in the news. But when they happen in your own backyard, the impact on your business and your employees can be costly. 

Fortunately for the vast majority of businesses in America, relatively few are directly impacted by severe weather disasters or other life and property threatening natural events. But no business owner is exempt from the possibility, and every employer has obligations during such events.

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Topics: UI filing, HR compliance, exempt employees, FLSA, disaster recovery plan, non-exempt employees

Update On Employee Classification For California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Hiring independent contractors can be a truly cost-effective solution for many businesses. But managing the proper employee classification compliance is challenging. Now it has just gotten harder.

On April 30, 2018 the California Supreme Court ruled on a case involving the status of independent contractors versus employees. Unfortunately for employers in California, the ruling in the appeal of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County has made the determination test much more stringent.

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, employee lawsuits, exempt employees, wage and hour compliance

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

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