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.

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.

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.

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

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

PAGE 3 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE 11 PAGE 13 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 Working Remotely PAGE 10 Salary by Job Title Salary by Experience Hourly Rates for Consultants Salary by Employment Type PAGE 7 HOW MUCH IS TECH. Salaries for technology professionals in the United. The annual. per hour.

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? How did he solve the problem?

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 !

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?

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.

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.

Minimum Wage Rises Again — Is Your State Next?

Tsheets

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.

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?

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%.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2018. . 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 2018 is $10.35 per hour. Loading… State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2017.

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. per hour.

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

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.

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.

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 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

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.

Are You Responsible When Employees Don’t Report All Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers often place the burden of recording hours worked on employees. Employee handbooks may contain provisions that require employees to record and report all their time worked, and employers may require employees to verify their hours by reviewing and signing their time cards.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Get Hppy

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.

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?

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

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.