Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

20 Jul 17 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

contractor liable for subcontractor wage theft

A First from the Labor Commissioner: General Contractor Fined for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft

The Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. This is the first time that the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (section 2810.3 of the […]

10 Jul 17 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employees

If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as well. Private employers are not required to provide time off for […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Labor Enforcement Report Shows High Rate of Noncompliance

Since 2012, the Department of Industrial Relations has assumed responsibility for the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), which is a coalition of state government enforcement agencies formed to combat the underground economy, such as paying employees off the books or not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This multi-agency task force conducts joint inspections and includes such […]

13 Apr 17 - Compensation, General, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »