Category: Overtime

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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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…

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 3.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Comment Open On Proposed Federal Overtime Rule

As reported earlier, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new, proposed federal overtime rule that would increase the white-collar salary threshold for exempt…

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It’s Back – New Federal Overtime Rule Proposed

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new proposed federal overtime rule that would increase the white-collar salary threshold for…

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Guidance for California Employers on Agricultural Overtime Pay

The California Labor Commissioner has posted guidance for agricultural employers and workers about new overtime requirements that went into effect January 1. To help employers…

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All Minutes Count When Paying California Employees

Our nonexempt employees answer texts and calls after-hours. Is this work time and how much time would we pay for a five-minute call, for example?…

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Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

It’s time to grab that extra hour of sleep this weekend! More specifically, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, we’ll set our clocks back…