Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

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

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 affecting 64 workers, and through AB 1897, the client-employer liability law, the two grocers were also cited and required each to pay $825,813. All three employers have appealed the citations. […]

22 Nov 19 - Compensation, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 3.

Don’t forget to ‘Fall Back’ on Sunday!

Although summer was officially over in September, our longer evenings come to an end this Sunday, November 3, when Daylight Saving Time (DST) concludes. While many people savor the additional hour of sleep, some negatives accompany that extra shut eye — which have been the subject of many news stories for at least 20 years. Plus, […]

1 Nov 19 - Compensation, Overtime - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Overtime Final Rule Effective January 2020

As reported earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed an update to the federal overtime rules that would increase the salary threshold for employees that are exempt under the white-collar executive, administrative and professional exemptions. The DOL announced yesterday the final rule will increase the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions from $455 per […]

25 Sep 19 - Overtime - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

PAGA Complaint Leads to $1M Settlement

The owners of a Mexican restaurant chain in San Jose will pay 239 workers $1 million in unpaid wages, according to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. In October 2017, investigators found that the employer did not pay workers for overtime or split shifts, resulting in employees receiving less than the minimum wage for their work. […]

17 Apr 19 - Meal and Rest Break, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

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 regular rate and then go back and pay that rate for all straight-time hours worked as well as overtime hours? These are common questions that we are asked about this […]

26 Mar 19 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »