Posts Tagged: Wage and Hour

Understanding the de minimis Rule

It’s a blurry line: when can certain work tasks be considered de minimis? When an employee clocks out but continues to complete work-related tasks should they be paid for their unmarked time? What about when you call an employee while they are on vacation? RTR Consulting demystifies the de minimis rule by clarifying what California… 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 »


EXEMPT or NON-EXEMPT

The Department of Labor is increasing it’s audit to ensure employers are not misclassifying employees exempt. In addition, they are changing the rules to make more positions classified as non-exempt. Employers should audit their employee classifications to ensure they do not have misclassified employees. Conducting job analysis on for all positions is best way to ensure… 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 »


Waiting Time Penalties

Labor Code Section 203 makes a California employer liable if it has willfully failed to timely pay final earned wages to an employee whose employment has terminated. The offending employer must pay an amount equal to the employee’s daily wages from the due date until the date of payment, up to a maximum of 30 days…. Read more »