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New Stricter Federal Requirements on Exemptions from Overtime

Employers Must Comply No Later Than December 1, 2016   The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued this month its Final Rule raising the minimum salary amounts for certain workers to qualify for overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the FLSA guarantees most employees an overtime premium equal to at […]

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Safe Harbor in Sight, Piece Work Compensation In California

July 1, 2016 Deadline Approaching for Notice To Take Advantage of Critical Backpay Provisions   As we reported in last December’s Piece Work Compensation is a Wreck Waiting to Happen, The Perils of New Labor Code Section 226.2 (Piece Work), California has implemented detailed requirements for production-based compensation systems beginning January, 2016.  This new law […]

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California Bans Electronic Cigarettes from the Office   On May 4, 2016 California Governor Brown signed a series of legislative amendments effective June 9, 2016 which extend smoke-free workplace protections, re-define tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and raise the legal minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. Although current law prohibits the […]

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PAYROLL RECORD-KEEPING 101   Employers should take proper steps to generate and protect complete and accurate payroll records.  In addition to being legally obligated to compile such records, employers can also use these documents to refute a worker’s claim for unpaid overtime, off-the-clock hours worked, and/or missed meal breaks.   Under federal and California law, employers […]

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City of Santa Monica Increasing Minimum Wage

City of Santa Monica Increasing Minimum Wage Annually from 2016 to 2020 Continuing the trend in California and elsewhere in this country, the Santa Monica City Council has adopted an ordinance providing annual minimum wage increases for eligible employees to a maximum $15.00 per hour by 2020. The measure covers any worker who performs at […]

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New Changes on Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

New Changes on  Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual hired for employment in the U.S., including citizens and non-citizens. You may have noticed, however, that the version in use reflects an expiration date of March 31, 2016. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is […]

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The City of Pasadena Approves Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage Starting July 1, 2016   On February 1, 2016, the Pasadena City Council enacted  Ordinance No. 7278 to boost the city’s minimum wage to $15, following similar actions recently taken by Los Angeles and San Francisco. See, City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increasing Annually […]

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