Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

President Seeks To Expand Overtime Pay

Today, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin the process of creating new federal overtime rules that would entitle more workers to overtime pay. California employers – don’t panic, yet. California employees currently receive greater protections under state wage-and-hour laws than provided by federal laws, and it’s too early to tell whether the […]

13 Mar 14 - Compensation, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday, March 9

Besides the need for extra coffee, daylight saving time may impact your timekeeping practices. Employers should recognize that they may have workers whose shifts are affected by the time change. Unless an employer uses a computerized time clock that adjusts for daylight-saving time changes, employees may not be paid correctly. An employee that works a […]

7 Mar 14 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Hotel Chain to Pay $75,800 to Settle Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit. Extended Stay Hotels paid a female employee, Latoya Weaver, less than male guest services representatives, according to the EEOC’s lawsuit. The employees all worked at a hotel located in […]

20 Feb 14 - Compensation, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »