Tag: salary basis

Top 5 Wage and Hour Risks for California Employers

The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC.

Ask the Expert: New Overtime Regs and Salaried, Nonexempt Employees

We currently have multiple salaried, nonexempt employees in our office. They are never required to work overtime, however, I want to ensure that we are following the correct protocol and are protected given the recent changes to the FLSA. Should these employees be entering/submitting hours each week even though they are paid on a salaried […]

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

It’s practically impossible to try and cover everything that will change in California for both 2016 and 2017. So many midyear and other upcoming changes make it a difficult year. Why? Because it’s California, of course! Jonathan A. Siegel, partner at Jackson Lewis P.C., feels the pain of HR pros.

Ask the Expert: Impact of FMLA on Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

I have two questions regarding the salary threshold for exemption.  1) Can a rental discount for an employee who lives onsite at an apartment community managed by his employer count toward the salary threshold for overtime exemption? 2) If a salaried exempt employee takes Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave during the year, does […]

Administration Proposes Overtime Expansion, Solicits Employer Buy-in

President Obama announced a proposed rule to “modernize” and expand overtime protections for workers on March 13. The administration signaled that it would like to expand overtime protections through a U.S. Department of Labor rule change that would raise the salary threshold defining which workers are exempt from overtime and potentially evaluate some of the […]

Work Furloughs Due to the Govt. Shutdown: How Should Employers Pay Employees?

At press time, federal government agencies and many of the contractors that support them were still shut down by the inability of our ostensible leaders in Washington, D.C., to fulfill their Constitutional duty to pass a budget. No matter its length, though, the shutdown may cause headaches for private-sector employers that had to furlough employees […]

Sixth Circuit Addresses Salary Basis Test under FLSA

Wage and hour claims remain a hot topic in employment litigation. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed a case involving pay deductions. While the court rejected some of the employees’ arguments, it ultimately agreed with the district court that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by making certain deductions […]