Posts Tagged ‘DIR’

Cal/OSHA Cites Over $46,000 to Waste Collection Company for Fatal Truck Accident

A waste collection company was issued several citations, totaling in $46,270 in penalties by Cal/OSHA after the death of a worker who was fatally run over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

3 Dec 18 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

California Wage Orders Updated

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The updated Wage Orders include Wage Orders 1 through 13, 15 and 16. Wage Orders 14 and 17 have not been updated at this time. The correct industry Wage Order bears […]

1 May 17 - Minimum Wage, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Piece-Rate Employees Back Pay Election Deadline of July 1

Over the past several years, California courts have been addressing the issue of compensating piece-rate workers for non-piece-rate time, such as rest breaks or other non-productive time that is not being spent producing a product or completing a task. Last year, California’s Legislature stepped in, passing a new law which specifically addresses the issue of […]

28 Jun 16 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Final Pay Penalties Are Not Wages for Federal Tax Purposes

Employers in California are subject to penalties under Labor Code section 203 if they fail to pay an employee who quits or is terminated in a timely manner. These penalties are referred to as waiting time penalties. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum which states that waiting time penalties […]

3 Dec 15 - Final Paycheck - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 Years

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released California’s 2014 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness, showing work-related injuries remain at their lowest level since 2002. There were 460,000 reportable occupational injury and illness cases in 2014: 265,000 of those cases involved lost work-time (including job transfer and restriction from duty) and 140,000 cases involved days […]

1 Dec 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - Comments Off on California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 YearsRead More »