California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase — Review Your Practices

Dec 28 2015 - Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog

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California’s minimum wage increases to $10 per hour on January 1.

On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increases to $10 per hour from the existing minimum wage of $9 per hour. This is the second increase to the state minimum wage in the past year and a half.

Employers need to be ready for the minimum wage increase. Also, employers should remember that state enforcement agencies have made it a top priority to stop employers from engaging in so-called “wage theft,” which includes not paying the minimum wage for all hours worked.

Employers should examine all pay practices that might be affected by the minimum wage increase. Hint: There are more than you might think!

Practices that may need review include overtime rates of pay, exempt/nonexempt classifications, meal and lodging credits, commission issues, notice requirements and more.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

For a full discussion, members can read more in the recent HRCE article, California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase — Review Your Practices. Not a member? See how HRCalifornia can help you.

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