Posts Tagged ‘California overtime pay’

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 »

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 comply with the new requirements, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (also known as the Labor Commissioner’s Office) published a timetable that employers can view for when agricultural employees should […]

6 Feb 19 - Overtime - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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? Yes, in most instances, answering short calls, texts and emails would meet the definition of hours worked found in the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders, Section 2: “Hours worked” means the […]

22 Jan 19 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: December 1 Federal Overtime Rule

Until recently, most California employers only needed to adjust their payroll systems and overtime rates when California’s minimum wage rates increased. But that’s all changing. Employers must now consider federal and local wage requirements in addition to California’s minimum wage rates — all of which gradually increase over time. Effective December 1, 2016, the new […]

10 Oct 16 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Federal Overtime Rule White Paper

The U.S. Department of Labor’s highly anticipated federal overtime rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. The new federal salary threshold for certain key exemptions will be higher than California’s minimum annual salary threshold which means that federal overtime law now matters to California employers. California employers will need to prepare for the December […]

13 Sep 16 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »