Author: Bianca Saad

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Posted in Workplace Safety

What Can California Employers Do to Provide Safe Workplaces?

The recent shooting in Gilroy reminds us that an active shooter can happen anywhere, at any time. The number of active shooter incidents has increased…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Another Bay Area City Approves Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

If you thought the recent local minimum wage ordinance (MWO) trend was starting to slow down, think again. On July 15, 2019, the Petaluma City…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Repealed: Emeryville’s Small, Independent Restaurant Minimum Wage Amendment

The saga of Emeryville’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO) amendment for small, independent restaurants has finally came to an end. On July 23, 2019, the Emeryville…

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Posted in Compensation

Permissible Payroll Rounding Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing permissible rounding practices for calculating an employee’s hours worked. In the letter, a…

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Posted in Compensation

Calculating Nondiscretionary Bonuses in Regular Rate of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing the calculation of quarterly and annual nondiscretionary bonuses as part of the regular…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Emeryville Suspends Small, Independent Restaurants Minimum Wage Amendment

As previously reported, a referendum petition on the minimum wage ordinance (MWO) amendment for small, independent restaurants was submitted to the Emeryville City Clerk. Once…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Hold On, Small, Independent Restaurants in Emeryville! Minimum Wage Pause in Flux

As previously reported, Emeryville had pushed the “pause” button for a very specific group of employers that would otherwise be subject to the July 1…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Minimum Wage Ordinance Hikes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass minimum wage ordinances and other employment laws relating to paid sick leave and criminal background checks….

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Sonoma Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Sonoma is the latest city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. On June 10, 2019, the Sonoma City Council adopted the…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Emeryville Pauses Minimum Wage Increases for Small, Independent Restaurants

Update: As of June 25, 2019, the minimum wage increase pause for small, independent restaurants is in flux and may not be valid. Small, independent…