Posts Tagged ‘compensation’

New DOL-Issued Final Rule Updates ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule that updates regulations governing the “regular rate” of pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Taking effect on January 15, 2020, the rule is not only the first major update in decades, but also provides clarity regarding what should be included or excluded […]

13 Dec 19 - Compensation - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Employees Cannot Recover Wages Under PAGA

The California Supreme Court recently determined that employees cannot recover unpaid wages on behalf of themselves and other aggrieved employees under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) (ZB, N.A. and Zions Bancorporation v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. S246711 (Cal. Sept. 12, 2019)). This ruling will limit employees’ ability to get around arbitration […]

18 Sep 19 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Permissible Payroll Rounding Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing permissible rounding practices for calculating an employee’s hours worked. In the letter, a government contractor, who is subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA), uses payroll software to calculate wages based on recorded time entries. The software rounds each employee’s daily hours worked […]

24 Jul 19 - Compensation - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Calculating Nondiscretionary Bonuses in Regular Rate of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter addressing the calculation of quarterly and annual nondiscretionary bonuses as part of the regular rate of pay. Specifically, whether an employer, under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, may recalculate the regular rate of pay for each workweek of the bonus period by […]

19 Jul 19 - Compensation - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

General Contractor Held Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft Violations

The Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations totaling almost $600,000 in unpaid wages and penalties to a Southern California-based construction company. Additionally, the general contractor who subcontracted with that company for a project was held jointly and severally responsible for $68,657 of those citations, pursuant to a law that was passed last year that holds general […]

15 Jul 19 - Compensation - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »