As most of us are well aware, there are some upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will have an impact on millions of employers nationwide. Namely, the Department of Labor (DOL) is updating the requirements for employees to qualify for the “white collar” overtime exemptions.
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In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at the first six sins commonly made by supervisors and managers. Today we’ll take a look at the rest.
On April 19, 2016, the Los Angeles, California city council voted in favor of a proposed ordinance that would provide 6 days of paid sick leave per year to Los Angeles employees. The City Attorney has been given several weeks to draft an ordinance.
By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor The federal Department of Labor (DOL) is releasing the final changes to the overtime regulations. The most prominent change is the increase in the salary level required for exemption from overtime to an annual salary of $47,476. This translates to a weekly salary of $913.
One of my clients has an employee who is requesting compensation for time spent enrolling in benefits using his/her personal time. The employees have limited access to computers since they work in a production area. The employer will have a computer set up for employees to use during the week of open enrollment. However, employees […]
In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.
When we require employees at our branch to travel to the main office for an after hour meeting—for which they will be paid—are we required to pay mileage as well?
By Cathleen S. Yonahara, JD A California employer followed a federal regulation for calculating overtime on a flat-rate bonus. An employee filed a lawsuit alleging that the calculation was improper and that the employer should have used the method for calculating flat-rate bonuses set forth in the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) manual. On […]
A worker had a work comp hearing in a different city than where he works (about a 2 hour drive). He is asking us to pay him for the time he couldn’t work because he had to travel and attend the work
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. This sounds simple enough. But what does “hours worked” mean in this context? Does it mean just the hours that the employee is scheduled? What about time spent on call? What about break time? What […]