Tag: hours worked

Prepare Now for Upcoming FLSA Exemption Changes

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.


Paid Sick Leave Comes to Los Angeles

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.


New overtime regulations require $47,476 salary for exemption

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.


Ask the Expert: Should Employee Be Paid for Enrolling in Benefits?

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 […]


California Court Shows Proper Way to Calculate Overtime on Flat-Rate Bonus

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 […]


What Does ‘Hours Worked’ Mean?

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 […]