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.

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.

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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 State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2017. per hour. per hour.

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

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. The remedy.

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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State and Local Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect January 1

HRWatchdog

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.

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. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. Minimum wage issues. A wage payment quiz !

California Wage Theft Case Leads to Landmark Criminal Conviction

HRWatchdog

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.

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?

Living Wage vs. Pay for Performance

Compensation Cafe

At the bottom are the base, must-be-fulfilled-first needs of food, shelter, and safety. Then at the top are the higher order needs of belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. an hour), forcing rivals to improve minimum wage offerings, too.

2018 California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

HRWatchdog

Start preparing now for the minimum wage increase! Last year, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The current minimum wage for large businesses is $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2018.

Changing Employees from Salaried to Hourly

FingerCheck

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.

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.

Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

BALANCEview HR

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

Would You Consider Restricting Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers know that there are legal restrictions in terms of the number of hours a nonexempt employee can work before incurring overtime pay. There are also restrictions on the hours a minor can work. Are there restrictions for general work hours?

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

HRWatchdog

The court ruled that California’s wage and hour laws only apply to employers who actually control wages and workplace conditions, not ostensibly. The court granted McDonald’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the wage and hour lawsuit against the company ( Salazar v.

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. Members can access the white paper in the HR Library.

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

Workology

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%.

As an employer are you engaging in wage theft?

OmegaHR Solutions

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.

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. What is the MWO?

DOL wage/hour agreement with Subway raises legitimate joint-employer concerns

Ohio Employer's Law

The Department of Labor recently unveiled an agreement with Subway through which the fast-food giant has agreed to assist its franchisees in their wage-and-hour compliance. According to the DOL. the agreement builds upon the division’s ongoing work to provide technical assistance and training to Subway’s franchisees. Yet, if it looks like a set-up, and smells like a set-up, then, well, you get the rest. labor relations wage and hour

Higher Wages, Value Creation and Work Design

Compensation Cafe

The path to value creation, according to a noted private equity executive in a recent Harvard Business Review article , is through return on invested capital (ROIC). Indeed, the best way to create real value in a business -- he says -- is by making smart investment decisions.

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.

Where To Find Great Hourly Workers

HR Gazette

Nearly 60% of all employees in the U.S. are hourly workers. If you’re hiring for a minimum wage position, you can’t spend a ton of time and money on recruitment. Often the turnover rate is high, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars to fill these positions.

Federal Minimum Wage Under Executive Order 13658 Set To Increase

BALANCEview HR

Executive Order 13658 requires that employers with certain federal construction and service contracts pay employees performing “work on or associated with the contracts” at least the Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors. per hour to $10.20 per hour.

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.

Compliance Update: DOL Announces Required 2016 Minimum Wage Rates

BALANCEview HR

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the 2016 minimum wage requirements for contractors covered by Executive Order (EO) 13658. This EO is enforced by DOL’s Wage and Hour Division. Compensation Compliance HR Training

A First from the Labor Commissioner: General Contractor Fined for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft

HRWatchdog

The Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. Contractor held liable for drywall subcontractor’s wage theft.

Cultivating a Business Culture that Encourages Lifelong Learning

EmployeeConnect

What if lifelong learning promised steady increases in the quality-of-life for your family, better earning power, increased recognition, guaranteed career advancement and greater job satisfaction? Ongoing learning, personal development, and training offer all of these benefits and more. In business, lifelong learning protects workers from downsizing, layoffs, mergers, technology upgrades and greater collaboration practices. The same is true in other areas.

Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations. Here is the list. #1 That is just the back pay cost. Training is the answer.

Lawsuit highlights the risk of unpaid training time

Ohio Employer's Law

Employment Law 360 reports that Hawaiian Airlines has been sued by a group of employees claiming that their mandatory unpaid 10-day customer service training course violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Does the employee not perform any productive work during such attendance?

Three Employee Engagement Strategies for Hourly Workers

Bonfyre

An edited version of this article was originally published on TLNT under the title “ 3 Steps to Building Engagement Among Hourly Workers.” ” It’s time to stop taking the hourly employee for granted. Despite the fact that hourly employees are nearly 60% of the US workforce , leaders have a tendency to discount them when formulating their employee engagement strategies. Hourly employees are the executors of the modern organization.

Will recent pay increases for minimum wage workers affect those in higher earning brackets?

Compensation Today

Co-written by Mykkah Herner, PayScale Comp Specialist and Tess C.Taylor, Founder of HR Knows Around the nation, large corporations are taking the minimum wage issue to heart by instituting salary increases for their most underpaid workers. Look at the positives.

10 Tips for Hiring Minors This Summer

HR Daily Advisor

It’s that time again, when employers are considering hiring minors for the summer—in camps, restaurants, resorts, swimming pools, and anywhere else business picks up in the warm weather months. And the question arises—do we have to pay our interns? But, the U.S.

Overtime and FLSA: Maine Employer Cheesed Off by Comma Drama

HR Daily Advisor

” muses the band Vampire Weekend in a hit song. After a recent decision from the 1st Circuit (which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island), I’m sure Oakhurst Dairy cares about the issue quite a bit. ” How many people were in the elevator?

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.

$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

5 Things to Know About The Yelp Employee Who Got Fired Complaining About A Living Wage in San Fran.

The HR Capitalist

A Yelp employee recently got fired for writing a post taking her company and CEO to task for not paying her better so she could live in the Bay Area. She was out of work hours later, she said. Here's how I break down the issues: 1. Let's assume you're right about the issues.

October 1: New Local Ordinance, Minimum Wage Hike and Updated Poster for Employers in Berkeley

HRWatchdog

This fall, employers who have employees in the City of Berkeley will have a new local ordinance, a minimum wage hike and a new poster. On October 1, 2017, Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave (PSL) ordinance goes into effect, and Berkeley’s minimum wage will rise to $13.75 per hour.