Features to Help Support Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts When Adding Flex Work Options

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Are flex work options the key to employee happiness, engagement, and even greater productivity? They can create new ways for employees to engage with the workplace. However, adding flexible work options isn’t as simple as announcing at the next company meeting that you’re switching to a four-day workweek. There may also a be wage and hour compliance concerns to keep in mind. Read the Report. Hours worked over that maximum may result in overtime pay.

Four ways to avoid wage and hour worries when employees work remotely

The Employer Handbook

Hopefully, you know by now that you should be tracking the time of non-exempt employees working remotely during this pandemic. The U.S. Let’s see if I can give it the “Plain English” treatment. Let’s start with the fundamental premise.

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Strategies to Reduce Turnover Among Hourly Wage Workers

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As part of our series on revisiting old blog posts, today we wanted to expand upon a previous posting where we detailed three strategies for reducing turnover among hourly wage workers. Consider schedules: Some hourly workers are on a rotating schedule, some on a fixed schedule.

Amazon pulled into yet another flap over wages and hours

HR Morning

About two dozen night-shift workers at an Amazon delivery facility in Chicago have filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor claiming the company did not pay them for overtime during Prime Week in July. “We’ve We’ve followed all applicable wage and hour laws and are committed to speaking directly with employees to help them understand their pay,” Amazon said in a public statement. In an online video, workers cheered when they were sent home.

Timekeeping Integration - The Key to Compliance

Speaker: Cynthia Hoyt, Regional Sales Director, Southland Data Processing

You hear about them almost every day. Another ruling on a wage and hour class action law suit. As an HR Professional, how can you know it all, and how can you help ensure that your company is in compliance? Today, more than ever, accurate timekeeping is the key to compliance. Tracking employees' time on paper just isn't cutting it, and you could be left holding a timebomb. ready to explode at any minute.

The most fun you can have in a week with wage and hour compliance!!!

The Employer Handbook

ImperfectTommy / Edmond Meinfelder [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons What’s better than a three-part series on wage-and-hour compliance? Ok, here’s the thing. For the rest of you stuck in the office this week, well, I’m saving my good material for next week. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Opinion Letters, which the DOL released yesterday. Here is the proof. Just play the vinyl backward. hours).

Who Does A $15 Hourly Wage Really Help?

FingerCheck

As New York and New Jersey raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour, some economists and business owners are calling it a “well-intentioned mistake” While praised by employees, these wage increases aren’t met with as much enthusiasm by business owners, primarily in the hospitality industry, who say they will likely need to raise prices and potentially cut staff to stay afloat. an hour. The Big Effect on Small Business.

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

HRWatchdog

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. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock.

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. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many businesses and organizations. Download the Report. Labor Laws Wage & Hour Compliance

Essential Workers, Higher Wages, Value Creation and Work Design

Compensation Cafe

The path to value creation, according to a number of private equity executives (like the one who wrote this Harvard Business Review article) , is through return on invested capital (ROIC). This includes but is not limited to all members of the workforce, owners/investors and customers.

Massachusetts wage and hour laws you need to know

Genesis HR Solutions

As an employer in the Commonwealth, you need to understand the complexities specific to Massachusetts salary laws, hiring, and employing workers. In this article, we’ll discuss Massachusetts wage and hour laws, all of which are referenced in the Wage and Hour section of the Mass.gov website. Massachusetts Wage And Hour Laws: 2020 & Beyond. Minimum Wage. per hour. The minimum wage will increase $0.75

How to Avoid Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

Maintaining compliance with hundreds of rules and regulations at the federal, state and local levels is tough. But making sure your minimum wage and overtime pay follows federal and state wage and hour laws is important. Most workers in the United States who are paid hourly are entitled to be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 The U.S. to pay $158,230 in back wages to 126 employees. Six Common Wage and Hour Violations.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

The important factors in wage and hour lawsuits are time and money. Finding the right balance is a matter of knowing the rules. Rather than subjecting you to my writing today I am going to expose you to the writing of four excellent attorneys who also write great blog posts. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. This is important with the new exempt regulations looming on the near horizon.

California Wage Orders Updated

HRWatchdog

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. 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. Updates Reflect Wage Increase.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

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 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The map below shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase. per hour.

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? A new report released by Snag (formerly Snagajob), a platform for hourly work, reveals that 38% of workers earning $20 or less an hour consider themselves underemployed. “Hourly jobs account for nearly 60% of the American workforce and 94% of net new job growth is hourly.

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

HRWatchdog

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

HRWatchdog

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. Prior to the MWO amendment, the minimum wage had no specified increases after January 1, 2017. What is the MWO? These rates are higher than California’s scheduled minimum wage increases.

Why Employee Engagement Is Different For Your Hourly, Pink & Blue Collar Workforces

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Learn more about our HR Technology and Product Reviews here at Workology. See our FTC disclosure at the end of this review. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR Reviews blue collar Bonus employee engagement hourly wage hourly workers hr Incentives Product Review workers WorkplaceMy dad was a printing pressman my entire life. He worked third shift until.

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. According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP “New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an intense focus on independent contractor classification and joint employer status create a perfect storm for new lawsuits.” . It’s safe to say that the suing workers were well compensated from the settlement. .

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

FingerCheck

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. In this article (Part II in our series of lessons learned from landmark lawsuits ), we’re recapping some serious wage and hour violations of times past in order to illustrate the dangers of non-compliance: . The plaintiff claims that : .

Arizona Minimum Wage Update

Homebase

The minimum wage is going up in Arizona on January 1, 2019. Under Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, Arizona minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour in 2018; $11.00 per hour in 2019; and $12.00 per hour in 2020. On January 1, 2021, the Arizona minimum wage will increase each year by the cost of living. The post Arizona Minimum Wage Update appeared first on Homebase.

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. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. 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.

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. Further, the court examined the novel issue of whether lodging and meals provided to an employee may be used to satisfy the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees. Kao managed the company’s website, fielded sales calls, and distributed travel brochures.

California Minimum Wage City-by-City 2020 (with 2021 Changes)

Paycor

In California, there’s not just one minimum wage—there’s many. Employers in California don’t just have to worry about federal and state minimum wages , they are also subject to numerous local minimum wage ordinances. 2020 Minimum Wage. 2021 Minimum Wage.

One HR lesson from two exotic dancers on misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

The Employer Handbook

” During their time working for the club, the plaintiffs neither received minimum wage nor overtime. Because the club treated them as independent contractors. A few weeks ago, the DOL proposed a rule to help distinguish between independent contractors and employees.

California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

HRWatchdog

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. The governor’s action makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Large businesses with 26 or more employees will begin complying in 2017 and will reach $15 per hour in 2022.

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? Did you know that you may not be able to pay only the federal minimum wage if your local minimum wage regulations differ? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics. This is the absolute minimum legal pay rate.

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

OmegaHR Solutions

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. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has sentenced Kevin Corriveau, owner, and operator of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc. In a related case, Sharon Mercuri, the company treasurer, and office manager pled guilty and was fined $10,000 on Dec. They had not paid wages due of $200,000.

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

The Employer Handbook

” Send Off. Today, for the myriad retweets and mentions that they give me on Twitter, I want to give a timely shout out to my friends at Seyfarth Shaw’s Workplace Class Action Blog and share with all of you suckers that a summary of their 2016 Workplace Class Action Report is now available. SS has highlighted 5 key trends, which I’ve summarized below and, at times, liberally copied: Increasing class-action scrutiny from the U.S. The U.S.

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

FingerCheck

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? When employers violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (knowingly or not), the consequences are potentially dire. Last year I navigated the successful acquisition of that company to a national organization.

Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

HRWatchdog

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.

Wage retaliation is a big “NO-NO”

OmegaHR Solutions

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. That was an apparent act of retaliation for the employee’s complaint. Unfortunately the employee did not know what to do about it. Even if not covered by the FLSA. The remedy.

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

First Conviction for Violation of Santa Monica Minimum Wage Requirements

HRWatchdog

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. A hotel-based retail business entered a “no contest” plea to three misdemeanor counts of failing to pay employees the city-required minimum wage and one count of unlawful retaliation against an employee.

Webinar: October Web Summit - Wage and Hour Basics: Past, Present and Future

Paycor

Do you know Wage and Hour? If you need a primer or a just a refresher, this session is designed to give you an overview of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division—what it does, and what you as an employer need to do to keep on top of important issues. Speaker: Amy Letke Amy is the founder of Integrity HR, Inc.

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. Employers, however, should proceed with caution before voluntarily disclosing possible violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Is immunity on the table in that situation?

Ignoring the minimum wage is a big deal!

OmegaHR Solutions

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. They were ordered to pay Corporate-wide back wages of $476,329 due to 15,546 employees at locations in 26 states. What was the mistake that cost so much?

Raising Minimum Wage: What’s the Big Deal?

Employment Metrix

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. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, regardless of employees’ full-time, part-time or seasonal status – just in time for the holiday season. Workers deserve to be compensated with a livable wage, but when pay dramatically increases, something else usually has got to give.