Category: Compensation

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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…

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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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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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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…