Category: Compensation

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Remote Working: US DOL Issues Paying for Hours Worked Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy. The agency recently clarified how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) leave provisions apply to…

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Posted in Compensation General Hiring Time Off

Employment-Related Job Killer Bills Remain as End of Session Approaches

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will significantly increase labor costs and create more liability for employers are expected to be voted on in…

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Posted in Compensation Workplace Safety

Remember: Spring Forward on Sunday

On Sunday, March 8, be prepared to spring forward — and lose that precious hour between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. This annual practice affects…

Apple employees are asked to open every bag, backpack, purse or briefcase.
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Posted in Compensation

Employers Must Pay Workers for Security Screening Time, California Supreme Court Rules

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that Apple must pay employees for time they spend undergoing security screening of personal items after clocking out at…

IRS Tax Withholding Form W-4
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Posted in Compensation

New Form W-4, Tax Withholding Method

In December 2019, the IRS released its new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for 2020. Prompted by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the…

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Posted in Compensation

2020 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 31, 2019 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile…

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Posted in Compensation

New DOL-Issued Final Rule Updates ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule that updates regulations governing the “regular rate” of pay under the Fair Labor Standards…

California employers don’t need to have prior knowledge of wage and hour violations to be held liable for a subcontractor’s wage theft.
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Posted in Compensation Overtime

Contracting for Labor? Employers Cited for Subcontractor’s $1.6 Million in Wage Theft

The Labor Commissioner recently fined two California grocers and their subcontractor more than $1.6 million in wage theft violations. The subcontractor was cited for violations…

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Posted in Compensation

Examine Wage Practices: U.S. DOL Recovers Record Amount of Back Wages

In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recovered a record $322 million in wages for workers, up from $304 million in…

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New 2020 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect…