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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

Violating Overtime Pay Requirements Can Be Costly For Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 1, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Business owners and managers may be tempted to circumvent overtime rules on occasion, but the results can be far more costly than the additional wages saved. 

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Topics: reporting time pay, overtime pay, wage and hour compliance, time and attendance, dol fsla

3 Essential Payroll Management Tools

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 26, 2017 8:25:05 PM

Payroll professionals and HR managers use a number of tools and resources. But you should always make use of these essential payroll management tools.

[A previous version of this post was published in January 2015. While software and online apps continue to evolve, change and multiply, certain tools remain essential to effective payroll management.]

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Topics: payroll management, business payroll, payroll process, payroll compliance, wage and hour compliance

DOL Files Appeal To Halt Overtime Ruling

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 7, 2017 9:04:00 AM

The ongoing issue of the Department of Labor's 2016 Final Rule took another turn recently. The DOL filed to overturn part of the court injunction issued in September 2016.

In late 2016, under President Obama, the DOL issued what was called the Final Rule, which would have raised the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week to $913 per week.

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Topics: DOL, dol fsla, fsla, final rule, overtime pay, wage and hour compliance

Minimum Wage Increases Coming Near You On July 1, 2017

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 29, 2017 12:41:22 PM

Employers in select California locations should be prepared for the mandated minimum wage increases slated for July 1st, 2017.

The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles will jump to $12 an hour next week, as part of a climb to a $15 minimum wage, officials said. It is the second year of a city increase that will eventually reach $15 an hour by July 1, 2021.

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Topics: california labor law, california minimum wage, minimum wage San Francisco, minimum wage law, wage and hour compliance

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