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New Labor Laws for 2013: Slavery and Human Trafficking Notice Required for Some Businesses

Effective January 1, 2013, a new California law, Civil Code section 52.6, requires specified businesses and other establishments to conspicuously post a notice guiding the public to report suspected slavery and human trafficking.  The places affected include: – Restaurants – Urgent care and emergency room facilities – Privately operated job recruitment centers – Commercial airports, […]

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California Increases the Minimum Hourly Pay Rate for Licensed Physicians and Surgeons to Qualify for Overtime Exemption

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation.  The criteria includes set minimum compensation. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently increased this minimum, effective January 1, 2013. Employers will now have to pay otherwise qualified physicians and surgeons the equivalent of at least $72.70 per hour, up […]

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California Increases the Minimum Hourly Pay Rate for Certain Computer Professionals to Qualify for Overtime Exemption

California Labor Code section 515.5 exempts certain computer professionals from overtime compensation.  The criteria includes set minimum compensation. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently increased this minimum, effective January 1, 2013. Employers will now have to pay otherwise qualified computer software employees, a minimum $39.90 per hour, up from $38.89. The new rate […]

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