How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments.

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

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Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

HR Daily Advisor

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead. Ever suspect your employees’ bosses may be pressuring them to respond to calls and e-mails after the workday ends?

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

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2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. Unlike employees, contractors are not under direction, can be available for other jobs, and exercise the right to control their own work.

Compensation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Compensation Management

In the following pages, you’ll find all. the info you need — including both the fundamentals as well as a step-by-step. First, some basics: The 5 Elements of a Comp Plan Top-performing companies have up-to-date compensation plans that support their business objectives and.

Compensation: 38% of Hourly Workers Aren’t Making a Living Wage

HR Daily Advisor

As an HR professional, you hear a lot about pay equity and the gender wage gap, but how often do you hear about the pay inequality that is plaguing hourly workers? “Hourly jobs account for nearly 60% of the American workforce and 94% of net new job growth is hourly.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

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In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire, as was the case with Ecolab Inc.,

California Wage Orders Updated

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Employers must post the proper and updated Wage Order in their workplaces. 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.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

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Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2017. per hour. per hour.

Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019

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On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Santa Clara minimum wage to reach $15/Hour by January 1, 2019. What is the MWO?

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

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The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. According to the DOL, that’s nine times more than any other industry. And knowing the intricacies of state laws can be a full-time job.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

HR Daily Advisor

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford to hide under the covers when it comes to understanding the rules of employee classification.

4 Spooky Tales of Wage & Hour Violations That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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With Halloween approaching, the air is getting colder and the season is perfectly right for some spooky stories. What could be scarier than hearing the plight of your fellow business owners, and realizing that their misfortune could easily be yours? How did he solve the problem?

The Penalties for Wage and Hour violations are NOT just fines!

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In a press release from early May, the USDOL announced that a conclusion had been reached in a case reaching back to 2009. According to the release: The U.S. In a related case, Sharon Mercuri, the company treasurer, and office manager pled guilty and was fined $10,000 on Dec.

Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. Worker Sues for Wage and Hour Violations. under the FLSA and $2,773.33

Raising Minimum Wage: What’s the Big Deal?

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In just two weeks, the pay bump that Amazon promised its 250,000 employees and 100,000 seasonal workers will go into effect in the U.S. Workers deserve to be compensated with a livable wage, but when pay dramatically increases, something else usually has got to give.

Compensation Dictionary

This is your crash course in the compensation. Find all the terms you need to. Your pay philosophy statement is typically something all employees can access (either in the employee. handbook or via an intranet) and answers the question of why you have a plan in the first place.

[Infographic] Does Working More Hours Lead to a Healthier Economy?

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If you work more hours, will you be more productive? This is a question that many of us wonder as individuals, and a question that businesses around the globe seek to answer. However, the answer to this question may not be that simple as employee burnout can be a factor as well.

State and Local Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect January 1

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Employers should check for local minimum wage requirements. The next increase to the California minimum wage takes effect on January 1, 2017, for employers with 26 or more employees. For these employers, the minimum wage rate increases to $10.50 an hour.

Employees in San Francisco? Minimum Wage Increases to $13 Per Hour on July 1

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Order the new poster now and be ready for July 1! As one of the scheduled increases from Proposition J, San Francisco’s $13 per hour minimum wage becomes effective July 1, 2016. On that Friday, San Francisco employers must replace their existing required posting with the new minimum wage notice reflecting the $13 rate. Order your poster online today or call Customer Service at (800) 331-8877. The post Employees in San Francisco?

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The $22 Billion Cost of Wage Theft

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Wage theft happens more than you think — could automated timesheets be the solution for fair compensation? The employee-employer relationship is founded on a delicate balance of mutual trust. In the case of workplace misconduct, the door swings both ways.

Timekeeping Integration - The Key to Compliance

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Another ruling on a wage and hour class action law suit. In addition, the ever increasing stream of regulations and labor laws create tremendous compliance challenges. Couple this with the need to optimize productivity on an individual, departmental and entity wide level.

Resolution of Wage Violations Not Necessarily Ensured Under DOL’s PAID Pilot Program

HR Daily Advisor

A new pilot program announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in early March provides employers with renewed hope that the agency is changing its approach from strict regulatory enforcement to encouraging voluntary compliance and minimizing litigation.

Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Does your organization pay minimum wage for any roles? What about roles that are paid above minimum wage, but still close to it? Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics.

California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

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Start preparing now for the minimum wage increase! In early April, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. Members can access the white paper in the HR Library.

Don’t let this be the year that your business faces a big wage and hour lawsuit

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” Send Off. SS has highlighted 5 key trends, which I’ve summarized below and, at times, liberally copied: Increasing class-action scrutiny from the U.S. There were more wage and hour cases filed in 2015 than all other categories of lawsuits. The U.S.

First Conviction for Violation of Santa Monica Minimum Wage Requirements

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The business owner was placed on probation and must complete 150 hours of community service in addition to paying back wages and other costs. The City of Santa Monica has announced its first conviction for violation of the city’s minimum wage laws. per hour.

Wage retaliation is a big “NO-NO”

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Wage theft is a crime as is retaliation for someone reporting it. I received just such a comment on a blog post the other day. The employee complained that their check was not correct. The unhappy boss then did not schedule the employee for a full week. The remedy.

Changing Employees from Salaried to Hourly

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Due to the updated overtime law , salaried workers earning under $47,476 will be entitled to overtime come December 1st. Depending on the demands of their workload however, many salaried workers do perform well over 40 hours per week during busy time or peak seasons throughout the year.

9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. For example, for certain defined activities such as training and meetings, employees were paid on a normal hourly basis.

New Data Shows Educators Work 11 Hours Overtime per Week

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This Teacher Appreciation Day, the proof is in the timesheets. According to the Pew Research Center , US primary school children spend an average of 943 hours in the classroom each year, while secondary school children receive another 1,016 hours of instructional time.

Ignoring the minimum wage is a big deal!

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Employers must be careful not to take deductions that drop wages below the minimum wage. With all the talk about minimum wage and minimum salary, a company ignores at its own peril their obligation to pay people the proper hourly wage.

Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

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Pay equality and “living wages” continue to be an important issue in the United States. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 per hour. Compensation Compliance HR Training

Ask the Expert: Is Employee Owed 2 Hours of Reporting Time Pay for 45-Minute Meeting?

HR Daily Advisor

One employee was off and only came in for the 45 minute meeting. She is saying she is entitled to 2 hours of pay. Do I owe her for 2 hours or just the 45 minutes. She says there is a minimum of 2 hours for working.” Question: We had a store meeting.

California Wage Theft Case Leads to Landmark Criminal Conviction

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The California Labor Commissioner’s office has announced that a San Diego restaurant wage theft investigation resulted in the restaurant owner’s conviction and two years of jail time for grand theft and labor violations. Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

$15 Minimum Wage Clears Baltimore City Council

HR Daily Advisor

On March 20, the Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 to approve a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. If ultimately enacted, the minimum wage would be the highest in Maryland. Currently, Maryland’s minimum wage is $8.75

Survey: 64% of Employers Support Minimum Wage Increases

HR Daily Advisor

While making ends meet is a struggle for many post-recession, those with minimum wage jobs continue to be hit the hardest. It’s not just minimum wage workers who are struggling. This year employers think minimum wage should be raised more than ever before.

The Casual Workforce: How To Keep Zero-Hour Workers Coming Back

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Earlier this year it was reported that the rise of zero-hour contracts (or ZHCs) has finally reached its peak in Britain. Also read: How Your Company Can Leverage the Gig Economy. Why do people want zero-hour contracts? What are the drawbacks of zero-hour contracts?

Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap

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A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. Forget the 78 cents on the dollar statistic; it’s 30 years out of date. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%.

Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

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On May 19, 2015, two California cities moved forward with large minimum wage hikes. Los Angeles Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 By 2020. The Los Angeles City Council voted on a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. According to the Los Angeles Times , the plan was approved 14-1. If the plan receives final approval, Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to adopt a large minimum wage hike.

As an employer are you engaging in wage theft?

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Employers are accused of stealing $50 billion in wages annually. An organization called the Wage Authority Group released a recent report saying that employers are stealing up to $50 billion annually from workers. million people with jobs — and pay them $20 an Hour.

Minimum Wage Rises Again — Is Your State Next?

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Fulfilling a five-year plan to bring up minimum wage leads to mixed feelings among California’s employers and employees. It’s been a year since California first raised the bar (and the income) for minimum wage employees. an hour in 2015, the plan is to hit $15 by 2018.