Posts Tagged: California

New Sexual Harassment Training Laws – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Employees

Last month, we discussed a series of new sexual harassment laws that will soon go into effect, impacting businesses throughout California. With more attention being drawn to gender inequality, workplace sexism, and hostility in various working environments, it’s more important than ever for businesses to make their work spaces safe and open for employees. RTR… Read more »


Governor Brown signed three employment-related​ bills.

AB 1066 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Agricultural workers: wages, hours, and working conditions Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other working conditions for employees and requires an employer to pay overtime wages as specified to an employee who works in excess of a workday or workweek, as defined, and… Read more »


Are Your Paystubs Correct?

Common mistakes failing to provide the correct full legal name of the employer, Not providing the employer’s address, not listing the beginning and the end of the pay period, not providing the total hours worked, regular and overtime.  The penalty for failure to follow California Labor Code 226, failure carries a civil penalty of $50… Read more »


New Overtime Pay Rules

The Department announced a Final Rule focused primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. For more information, see  http://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/. The primary change raises the salary test to a weekly salary $913.00 or annual salary $47,476. The salary test in CA currently is $800.00 per… Read more »


COMMON WAGE AND HOUR MISTAKES

Employers needs to audit there wage and hour practices to ensure that they are not making mistakes that would cause to violate Employment Law. MISCLASSIFYING NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES AS EXEMPT FROM FSLA. Lucrative attorneys’ fees continue to motivate lawyers to file individual and class actions on behalf of improperly classified employees. Two test to qualify for exempt… Read more »


Avoiding Wage & Hour

The IRS, DOL ,and EEOC take aim at Employers for misclassification of individuals as independent contractors, or as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The agencies have discovered a easy revenue source. The Agencies have adopted a policy of strict enforcement, and employers have to make changes to their employment practices or pay penalties… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2014

Minimum Wage Increase and Resulting Salary Increase to Maintain Exempt-Employee Status (AB 10) The California minimum wage will increase to $9.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. A less-advertised consequence of this increase, however, is the impact it will have on the salary test for preserving… 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 »