Which California Cities Pay the Highest Minimum Wage?

If you own a business, you’re probably already aware that you need to keep up with federal and state minimum wage laws. But did you know you should also track your city’s minimum wage standards?   The state of California’s 2017 minimum wage is $10 per hour for companies employing 25 or less workers and… Read more »

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Rick Rossignol

When Employers Need to Raise Wages

Most employers in California are subject to both the federal and state minimum wage laws. The employer must abide by the law that is most advantageous for the employee. Thus, since California’s current law requires a higher minimum wage rate than the federal law, employers should abide by California’s law. Additionally, in California, it’s not… Read more »

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Rick Rossignol

Common Employment Law Mistakes Small Businesses Make

  As a small business owner, you may not always prioritize the finer points of employment law, instead focusing on profitability, marketing and branding, and building a reliable customer base. Small business owners are stretched thin! Perhaps you believe focusing on legalities will damage your relationship with employees, create a harsh working environment, and prevent… Read more »

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Rick Rossignol

HR Audits FLSA

Are your employees classified correctly according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? What kind of impact can it have on your organization if they aren’t? Misclassified employees as exempt create exposure to not being in compliance with FSLA. If the employee does not meet the test to be exempt, employers could have exposure for… Read more »

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Rick Rossignol

Audit your HR and Payroll

Greetings from RTR Consulting: We know protecting your business from HR compliance risks is a high priority for you. Ignorance and blatant violation of workplace regulations could cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars. As today’s workers become increasingly litigious and the list of legislative compliance issues gets even longer, the risk of getting… Read more »

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Rick Rossignol

Minimum Wage Exempt from FSLA

While there is an injunction on the Federal Department of Labor increase of the salary test. Employers in California still have to follow the rules for being exempt from the FSLA. The salary test in California for exempt employees is two times the minimum wage. Meaning that the employee must be paid a weekly salary… Read more »

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Rick Rossignol

Mileage for 2017

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016 14 cents… Read more »

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Rick Rossignol

Employment Law Changes in 2017 CA

Bill Main Topic Summary Effective Date SB 1342 Agency Enforcement To enforce local laws or ordinances, including local wage laws, the city or county can delegate authority to a county or city official or a department head to issue subpoenas and report a failure to comply with subpoenas to a state court judge. 1/1/2017 AB… Read more »

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Rick Rossignol