Wage and Hour Compliance

Human Resources Audits

Over the last three years employers have paid out record numbers of wage and hour claims. The list of wage and hour violations, include misclassification of employee status, missed meal and rest periods, off the clock overtime, unpaid overtime, not paying overtime based on the regular rate, not providing employee a itemized wage statement. The… Read more »


Human Resources Audits

The rules have changed being in compliance with the spirit of the law is not enough? Employer must be in strict compliance with wage and hour laws. Failure to be in compliance cost money and talent. Between aggressive Plaintiffs’ Attorneys and Department of Labor the employer’s employment practices are under attack. Wage and Hour violations… Read more »



Violations of FSLA Cost Employers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws generally require employers to pay employees a minimum hourly wage and overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. These statutes also classify workers who are required to receive overtime pay. Cases in which hourly employees claim they were not paid properly,… Read more »


Meal Periods in California

Employers need to provide employees with meal periods. Not only should we provide them with a written policy to follow, we should meet with them and explain the policy. Getting it right is a shared responsibility of both the employer and the employees. You are creating the working relationship both side will benefit from understanding their… Read more »


Healthcare cost in 2013

Here are some figures Buck Consultants put together after surveying 123 insurers and plan administrators nationwide: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) costs are projected to increase 9.7% in the first half of 2013 High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) costs are expected rise 9.6% Point-of-Service (POS) plan costs are projected to increase 9.5%, and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) costs are expected to… Read more »


Minimum Wage rates go up in 2013

Because of changes in employment law, and minimum wages, employer need to review their exempt employees to make sure they still meet the salary test to be exempt. Below is a quick summary of the Federal, California, and the 13 states that have rates above the federal rates. Keep in mind in CA the salary test is 2… Read more »


CA Employment Law Changes for 2013

Here are some of the new key employment laws that employers will see starting January 2013 (unless another effective date is indicated below):   Commission Pay Agreements — AB 1396 Any employers (based in or outside of California) with California-based employees who are paid on a commission-basis must have a written agreement with those employees… Read more »