Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

States and Businesses Sue to Halt Federal Overtime Rule

This week, 21 states and a coalition of more than 50 business groups filed separate lawsuits challenging the new Department of Labor (DOL) federal overtime rule. The federal overtime rule is scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. It changes the salary level that must be met before an executive, professional or administrative employee […]

21 Sep 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Federal Overtime Rule White Paper

The U.S. Department of Labor’s highly anticipated federal overtime rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. The new federal salary threshold for certain key exemptions will be higher than California’s minimum annual salary threshold which means that federal overtime law now matters to California employers. California employers will need to prepare for the December […]

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Employment Related Job-Killer Bill to Governor

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped through efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and the business community. While many job killer bills were stopped, one employment-related job killer already was signed and another is on the […]

2 Sep 16 - Compensation, Heat Illness, Minimum Wage, Overtime, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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Assembly Passes Agriculture Overtime Bill

The Assembly yesterday passed a bill that could drive up costs of commodities to consumers by removing the existing overtime exemption allowed for agricultural employers. AB 1066 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) would establish new overtime rules for agricultural employers. Starting in 2019, employers with more than 25 employees will be required to pay overtime after 9 and a half […]

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DOL Settles Claims That It Failed to Pay Overtime to Its Employees

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) is tasked with ensuring that the nation’s employers are following federal wage and hour laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act. But the department is not immune from its own compliance troubles. The DOL has agreed to pay $7 million dollars to settle a decade old claim that it […]

19 Aug 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »