Category: Compensation

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2022 Computer Software Employee, Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates

As 2022 gets closer, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has released the 2022 rate changes for the computer software employees exemption and the licensed physicians and…

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2022 Social Security Taxable Wage Base

The Social Security taxable wage base for 2022 will increase to $147,000 from $142,800, according to a recent announcement from the Social Security Administration (SSA)….

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

When Employee Chooses to Work from Home, Who Pays the Costs?

As a result of COVID-19, many of my employees have been reluctant to come into the office to do their jobs. In an effort to…

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Employers Change Tactics to Attract New Employees

Eighty-two percent of employers say they perceive a talent shortage — many of whom offered signing bonuses to new employees as a short-term fix for this shortage,…

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Posted in Compensation Hiring

Employees Paid Less for Working Remotely Would Quit

Over the past year-plus, full-time remote work has become the norm for many workers, and employees want to maintain this option post-pandemic — but they…

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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…