Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

Under the proposed federal rule, more California employees would potentially be nonexempt and entitled to overtime.

Proposed Federal Overtime Rules Still Pending

As previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced proposed changes to federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, employers should hang tight as these regulations are still pending, and we may not see any changes until late 2016. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on September 4, 2015 […]

17 Dec 15 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Get Ready to “Fall Back”

This year, daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on November 1. With Halloween the night before, most people will be gaining an extra hour of sleep or extending the festivities further into the night. But the twice-yearly time change at 2 a.m. generates questions about how to calculate hours worked in the spring when […]

28 Oct 15 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Advises U.S. Labor Department Not to Follow California Example for Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should not adopt California’s quantitative approach to determining whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay requirements, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of California employers said this month. California’s approach to analyzing the duties of exempt employees has resulted in significant litigation that will undermine the […]

29 Sep 15 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Comments Pouring in on Federal Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor’s proposed federal overtime rule comment period opened last month and more than 1650 comments have already been submitted.  The deadline for written comments is September 4, 2015. There have been requests from various business organizations to extend the time frame for submitting comments, but the current deadline remains. In part, the Department […]

12 Aug 15 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new federal overtime rules. The DOL proposes to update the salary level for overtime exemptions and seeks to automatically […]

30 Jun 15 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »