Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

California Supreme Court Issues Worker Friendly Overtime Ruling

Overtime pay in California is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is not always an employee’s normal hourly wage and must include almost all forms of pay that the employee receives. But how do you calculate the regular rate of pay when an employee receives both an hourly wage and a flat […]

6 Mar 18 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock. Generally, […]

1 Mar 18 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Time to “Fall Back;” Daylight Saving Time Ends Soon

Almost time to grab that extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. But the twice-yearly time change at 2 a.m. generates questions about how to calculate hours worked when the clock is set back in the fall and employees “gain” an hour, as well as in the […]

2 Nov 17 - Compensation, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Stick a Fork in It —The Federal Overtime Rule is Really Over

Last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down the federal overtime rule, putting an end to this controversial proposal from the prior administration that would have made over four million new workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have set a new federal salary threshold that must be met before an executive, professional […]

7 Sep 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). Last year, the previous administration issued an overtime rule that would have set […]

25 Jul 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »