Category: Compensation

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Employers Open to Salary Negotiations, Employees Less Comfortable Asking

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, 89 percent of U.S. employers are open to negotiating salary for either some or all positions once a job offer…

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) Starts March 14

Get ready to spring forward — this Sunday, March 14 is the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST)! While losing an hour of sleep may…

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Posted in Compensation Final Paycheck Termination Workplace Safety

Retaliation, Wage Theft Top Recent California Labor Commissioner Citations

Although the California Labor Commissioner has allocated many resources to enforcing COVID-19-related infractions during the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it’s turned a blind eye to…

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2021 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 22, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an…

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Value of Holiday Gift Card May Be Factor in Calculating Pay Rate

I’d like to give my employees gift cards worth a few hundred dollars at the end of the year as a holiday gift. Is the…

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U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters

On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding the compensability…

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Is Security Screening Time De Minimis?

After more than seven years and multiple federal and state court rulings, the saga of Apple, Inc.’s exit search policy continues. In an October amendment…

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Posted in Compensation Overtime

Remember to Fall Back on Sunday, November 1

Since our hours of daylight are getting shorter and shorter, daylight saving time (DST) ends this Sunday, November 1. Don’t forget to set your clocks…

New 2021 Computer Software Employee, Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates
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New 2021 Computer Software Employee, Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates

Start preparing now for 2021! The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced the 2021 rates changes for the computer software employee exemption and…

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Salary, Retaining Talent Concerns During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the ability to retain valued staff is a primary concern among senior management, according to a new Robert Half survey…