Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

Labor Enforcement Task Force Releases Educational Materials for Employers

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a coalition of government agencies under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), has produced new educational materials to help employers understand their compliance responsibilities. “An Overview for Employers” provides information about what a LETF inspection entails. There are also brochures specifically for construction and restaurants to […]

25 Jun 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Changes to Federal Overtime Rules Moving Forward

Over a year ago, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). On May 5, 2015, the Department of Labor announced that it has finally finished drafting the highly anticipated proposed rules. The proposed rules will be open for public comment in […]

6 May 15 - Compensation, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Task Force Cracks Down on Underground Economy, Targets Specified Industries

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) continues to target businesses that violate laws designed to protect workers and California’s economy. Since 2012, the LETF has assessed $4.2 million in wages due to workers, according to a recent report submitted to the California Legislature, and inspected nearly 4,300 businesses suspected of operating in the underground economy. […]

17 Mar 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Car Washes Hit With More Than $1.3 Million in Citations

Continuing its campaign against “wage theft,” the California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations in late February against car wash businesses in the Los Angeles area. The citations totaled more than $1.3 million, after the inspections uncovered numerous violations of state wage-and-hour laws affecting nearly 400 workers. The majority of the violations were found at 35 […]

9 Mar 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raiders

Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal deductions from wages and failing to reimburse for business expenses. The result of the lawsuit:  a new […]

16 Sep 14 - Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »