Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Eight Steps For Examining Your Wage Practices

Last week, California’s Labor Commissioner issued citations totaling more than $1.5 million to two janitorial companies for wage theft violations, including intentionally misclassifying 52 janitorial workers as independent contractors. The citations issued include assessments to recover the minimum wages, overtime and other premiums. Most employees are owed $30,000 or more, according to a statement from the Labor […]

13 May 14 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Joins Launch of Wage Theft Education Campaign

The California Chamber of Commerce joined California Labor commissioner Julie A. Su and the California Labor Federation yesterday in announcing the start of a statewide, multilingual campaign to educate workers and employers about wage theft. Featuring the slogan “Wage Theft is a Crime,” the campaign illustrates how workers in low-wage industries — including agriculture, garment, […]

1 May 14 - Compensation, Exempt/Nonexempt, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“Job Killer” Bill Allows Employees to File Liens Against Employers

​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that creates an unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena passed a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) allows employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged, yet unproven, wage […]

29 Apr 14 - Compensation, Meal and Rest Break, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fines

California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner determined that 18 employees were not paid for all hours of work and were not provided meal or rest periods. The […]

15 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

San Francisco May Soon Vote on a $15 Minimum Wage

On Monday, labor activists filed papers to put a $15 minimum wage proposal before San Francisco voters. The Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, filed documents with the San Francisco Department of Elections to put the “Minimum Wage Act of 2014” on the ballot for the November 4, 2014, general election. The proposed ordinance would […]

9 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »