Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Time to “Fall Back;” Daylight Saving Time Ends Soon

Almost time to grab that extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. But the twice-yearly time change at 2 a.m. generates questions about how to calculate hours worked when the clock is set back in the fall and employees “gain” an hour, as well as in the […]

2 Nov 17 - Compensation, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New 2018 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2018. For the computer software employees’ exemption: The minimum hourly rate of pay exemption increased to $43.58 from its previous rate of $42.35; The minimum monthly […]

31 Oct 17 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Payroll Tax Deduction Rates Will Rise in 2018

For 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will rise by $1,500 — from $127,200 to $128,700 maximum taxable earnings. The Social Security withholding rate is unchanged for 2018 and remains at 6.2 percent, up to the maximum taxable amount. The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax rate – […]

24 Oct 17 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. Also signed today was AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which bans employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. Both bills […]

12 Oct 17 - Compensation, FMLA/CFRA - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Pay Stub Best Practices Pay Off

Your company’s pay stub is more than just a piece of paper. For California employers, the pay stub (referred to as a wage statement) is an important legal requirement. When California employers pay wages, they must provide employees with an accurate, itemized wage statement; either as a pay stub or a separate written document. Failure […]

28 Aug 17 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »