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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: disaster recovery plan, HR compliance, FLSA, UI filing, exempt employees, 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, exempt employees, employee lawsuits, 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: employee classification, exempt employees, overtime pay, independent contractors, 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: exempt employees, independent contractors, unpaid internship, HR compliance, employee lawsuits, dol fsla

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

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