Posts Tagged ‘misclassification of employees’

Recent CalChamber Podcasts on Common Employer Problems: Misclassification, Breaks

The latest two episodes of The Workplace, a CalChamber podcast, deal with common issues employers face — misclassifying workers and not following meal and rest break rules. Employee Misclassification There are so many different types of workers: hourly employees, managers, supervisors, exempt employees, and independent contractors. But how do you classify each one under California […]

14 Jun 19 - Exempt/Nonexempt, Meal and Rest Break - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Not All Salaried Employees Are Exempt; June’s Webinar Explains Why

A high salary doesn’t automatically make an employee exempt in California, and neither does a fancy job title. California and federal rules on classifying an employee as exempt are tricky and often misunderstood. Classification mistakes are highly litigated and extremely costly for employers. Misclassify an employee as exempt and you could face a back-pay nightmare […]

4 Jun 19 - Exempt/Nonexempt - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Make Sure You Correctly Classify Employees and Independent Contractors

Mislabeling a worker as an independent contractor can expose employers to significant legal liability. Class action lawsuits in this area continue to rise, and independent contractor arrangements are coming under increasing scrutiny from federal and state enforcement agencies. Federal enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and […]

16 Nov 16 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits continue to rise at the federal and state levels. It’s not just unhappy workers igniting the firestorm. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and California’s […]

24 Aug 16 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Capitol Hill Workers Owed More Than $1 Million in Back Wages

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that hundreds of Capitol Hill workers will be paid back wages totaling $1,008,302 due to failure to pay the prevailing wages required of federal contractors. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division found that a federal food service contractor and a subcontractor mislabeled workers’ job positions on employee […]

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