Category: Compensation

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What Employers Should Know About Wage Garnishment

An order to garnish an employee’s wages is not a piece of mail employers should ignore. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice…

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Permissible Payroll Rounding Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing permissible rounding practices for calculating an employee’s hours worked. In the letter, a…

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Nike’s De Minimis Argument for Security Screenings

Even if an off-the-clock task, such as an exit inspection, is less than a minute, the de minimis principle likely does not apply under California…

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Calculating Nondiscretionary Bonuses in Regular Rate of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing the calculation of quarterly and annual nondiscretionary bonuses as part of the regular…

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General Contractor Held Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft Violations

The Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations totaling almost $600,000 in unpaid wages and penalties to a Southern California-based construction company. Additionally, the general contractor who…

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Posted in Compensation Hiring

Comment Period Extended for DOL Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules – the regular rate rule and the joint-employer rule. The…

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U.S. DOL Proposes Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Regulations

In the last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has proposed two new rules affecting different employer regulation areas, which…

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Demystifying ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay, Overtime

How does the regular rate work? Once I calculate the regular rate, does it change the employee’s hourly rate? Do I have to calculate a…

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How Scheduling Meetings in Advance Affects Reporting Time Pay in California

The employees of my store regularly work Monday through Friday. Every third Saturday of the month, I hold a staff meeting for all of my…

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Prepare to Spring Forward

Get ready for another round of . . . daylight saving time (DST)! This year, clocks will move forward an hour on Sunday, March 10….