Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Springing Forward

It’s that time of the year again … daylight saving time is set to start Sunday, March 11. Employees may be a little cranky and call for more coffee next Monday morning as they lose an hour on Sunday “springing forward.” For most people, the time shift means adjusting various clocks around the house that […]

9 Mar 18 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock. Generally, […]

1 Mar 18 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

2018 Tax Withholding Information Is Here — W-4 Update Coming Soon

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released income tax withholding information for 2018 (Notice 1036) that shows new rates for employers to use. The 2018 withholding tables reflect changes due to the tax reform legislation enacted last month. A withholding table shows payroll service providers and employers how much tax to withhold from employee paychecks, […]

11 Jan 18 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Pay Caregivers Less than $3 per Hour; Be Hit with $7 Million in Fines

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited the operator of six adult care facilities in Los Angeles over $7 million for failure to pay the minimum wage and other wage and hour violations. The company must pay underpaid wages and penalties to 149 former and current employees who provided care to elderly residents 24 hours a […]

10 Jan 18 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Social Security Revises 2018 Taxable Wage Base

For 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will be $128, 400. This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to Social Security tax for 2018. Initially, the SSA announced that the wage base would increase by $1,500 — from $127,200 to $128,700 maximum taxable earnings. However, the […]

4 Jan 18 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »