Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving wage statements. The joint friend-of-the-court letter asks the appeals court to provide California employers with certainty and clarity about how advance commission payments must be listed on a wage statement. Advance Commission […]

23 Feb 17 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

rounding, timekeeping

More Timekeeping Guidance from Court on Standards for Rounding Entries

An appellate court decision that further clarifies the ability of California employers to round employee timecard entries has been published at the request of the California Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By ordering its decision in Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc. to be published, the 4th District Court of Appeal provides […]

30 Jan 17 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California is a Judicial Hellhole

California Ranked No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in Nation

Once again, California made the list of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest rankings of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation. On the plus side, California dropped to the No. 2 ranking after previously topping the “Judicial Hellhole” list in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Specific California […]

5 Jan 17 - Accessibility, Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California Wage Theft Case Leads to Landmark Criminal Conviction

The California Labor Commissioner’s office has announced that a San Diego restaurant wage theft investigation resulted in the restaurant owner’s conviction and two years of jail time for grand theft and labor violations. It is the first criminal jury trial conviction in California for felony grand wage theft by false pretenses. In addition, the owner […]

21 Dec 16 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Mileage Rates for 2017 Announced

On December 13, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. This year brings a half cent per mile decrease in the business rate. Beginning January 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for […]

13 Dec 16 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »