Archive for the ‘Compensation’ Category

Avoid Tax Surprises: IRS Promotes #PaycheckCheckup

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a #PaycheckCheckup campaign to remind taxpayers to check their federal income tax withholding now to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. Employers can help by sharing this information with employees and directing employees to resources available on Tax Witholding and Tax Reform on the […]

20 Aug 18 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court Hits Employers in Starbucks Off-the-Clock Work Case

In recent years, employers have faced lawsuits over small, or “de minimis,” amounts of unpaid time spent either before or after the employee clocks in — like time spent booting up your computer or locking up the store. Today, in Troester v. Starbucks, the California Supreme Court held that California’s Labor Code and wage orders […]

26 Jul 18 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Several California Restaurants Fined Over $14.5 Million for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner continues to crack down on wage theft violations. Generally, wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Seven Bay Area restaurants were recently ordered to pay a combined $10 million for wage theft violations, including failure to pay minimum wage, overtime and […]

12 Jun 18 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies Three Additional Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce recently added three more bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to 27. One of the new additions, AB 2613, relates to the payment of wages: AB 2613 (Reyes; D-Grand Terrace) would change the California Labor Code and make an employer or other person acting […]

23 Apr 18 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

April Webinar Cautions Employers to Pay by the Rules or Pay Up

When it concerns wage-and-hour laws, California requires more of employers than at the federal level. Your compliance goes beyond paying employees minimum wage and overtime. There are a number of pay issues that affect California employers, so it’s important to understand your legal requirements. Failing to comply with California’s rules for paying employees can be […]

2 Apr 18 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »