Archive for the ‘Exempt/Nonexempt’ Category

Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2017. DIR released initial rates on October 5 but later corrected these rates after the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics released a revision […]

30 Nov 16 - Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar on the High Price of Misclassifying Exempt Employees

Misclassifying nonexempt employees as exempt from overtime is one of the most common and costly class-action lawsuits against employers. Also consider the California Labor Commissioner’s increased wage-and-hour enforcement efforts — a top priority these days. Clearly understanding the distinction between exempt and nonexempt employees becomes particularly complex for California employers as the state’s exemption requirements […]

6 Apr 16 - Exempt/Nonexempt - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Taking Interest in Smartphones and Off-the-Clock Work

In this era of smartphones and tablets, remote work creates off-the-clock liability issues. There is no longer a clear line in the sand signifying the end of a work day. Litigation has increased from nonexempt employees claiming that they were using their smartphones or other devices to do off-the-clock work after hours. If nonexempt employees […]

28 May 15 - Exempt/Nonexempt, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New 2015 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2015. For the computer software employees’ exemption: The minimum hourly rate of pay exemption increased to $41.27 from its previous rate of  $40.38; The minimum monthly […]

21 Oct 14 - Compensation, Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - 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 »