Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Executive Order Increases Federal Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring that all new federal contracts and subcontracts include a clause specifying that the minimum wage to be paid to workers under those federal contracts and subcontracts must be at least $10.10 per hour. The rate is effective beginning January 1, 2015, for all new contracts and replacements for […]

18 Feb 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Employer in Donning and Doffing Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp. that steelworkers who do their job wearing flame-retardant gear are not entitled to compensation for the time they spend putting on the gear before and after their shift. Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows parties to […]

28 Jan 14 - Compensation, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Furnish W-2 by January 31

Employers must furnish the Form W-2 to employees by January 31, 2014. The requirement to “furnish” the W-2 to employees is met if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date. Employers may submit requests for extensions of time to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For more information on furnishing and […]

23 Jan 14 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber’s Employment Law Experts Hit the Road

Greetings from the road! We just concluded the 2014 Employment Law Updates in sunny Los Angeles. Attendees asked many good questions about the effect of new employment laws for 2014. The legal difference between a “volunteer” and an “intern” was just one of the issues that attendees sought guidance on. We are now headed to Bakersfield […]

14 Jan 14 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »