San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Will Go to the Voters

The proposed January 1, 2015, increase to San Diego’s minimum wage is on hold. Opponents of the ordinance to increase the minimum wage succeeded in getting enough signatures during a petition drive to force the minimum wage proposal to be put to a public vote, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times article noted […]

Oct 20 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

San José Minimum Wage to Increase in 2015

The minimum wage in San José will increase from $10.15 to $10.30 per hour effective January 1, 2015. Information about the San José minimum wage law, including a frequently asked questions document and how to file a complaint, can be found at this city webpage. The minimum wage ordinance applies to: Employers who maintain a […]

Oct 16 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

DOL Delays Enforcement of Federal Home Healthcare Rules

The federal government recently decided to delay enforcement of regulations extending minimum wage and overtime requirements to home healthcare workers for six months. The Department of Labor (DOL) made the following announcement: For six months, from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, the Department will not bring enforcement actions against any employer as to […]

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CalChamber Capitol Report: Webinar to Explain New Sick Leave Law Requirements

Join the California Chamber of Commerce on November 5 for an insightful webinar covering the state’s new paid sick leave law. “California is now the second state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for employees,” explains Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president of legal affairs and general counsel in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report […]

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Should Employees be Paid for Time Spent in Security Screenings?

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving the issue of whether the time a worker spends in security screenings should be paid time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case is before the nation’s high court from the Ninth Circuit. The case […]

Oct 9 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »