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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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Commissioned Sales Personnel and Overtime Pay

Must Employers Pay Premiums for Extra Hours Worked? California Labor Code 2751 requires that all California employee commission compensation agreements must be in writing by January 1, 2013.   Whether a business already has written commission arrangements with its sales personnel, this impending deadline is incentive to ensure such arrangements are clearly stated and in compliance […]

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Upcoming Seminar: Introduction to Employment Law

We believe employer education is the key to success when aligning legal strategy with company expansion and success. We encourage our clients to learn their legal basics well so as to greatly improve their legal protection. This education should include employment documentation basics, screening, hiring, training, terminations, and other related issues. Designed for concerned business […]

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Promoting Workplace Productivity with a Sound Policy Handbook and Forms

Few conditions can kill a business faster than the absence of a written set of workable policies and related forms (e.g., employment application, exit interview checklist).  Without well-crafted, up-to-date written policy guidelines, administrators can lack the boundaries for consistent personnel management, potentially placing employees in a state of tension over arbitrary, unpredictable human resources decisions […]

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Brinker: Clocking In on Employee Timekeeping

Dos and Don’ts for California Employers The California Supreme Court’s recent Brinker decision (April 12, 2012) includes important clarifications on employee meal breaks as well as rest periods.   To ensure compliance, employers must maintain accurate timekeeping systems for employee working hours. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar California law, employers are […]

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Unpaid Internship Programs

When Employers Need to Pay Wages Hiring students for temporary unpaid internships, while feasible, is laden with potential legal pitfalls for the unwary and uninformed. See, e.g., “The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not,” The New York Times, April 2, 2010. Employers must pay at least minimum wage to any worker who provides any labor and […]

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Top New California Employment Laws for 2012

Over the past several months, we have been alerting our readers to important California labor laws new in 2012.  Here’s a summary: California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act; Employers Must Supply an Additional Detailed Written Notice to Most New Hires: In addition to existing written notification requirements (including rights to equal employment opportunity, minimum wage and […]

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California’s Exemptions from Overtime Pay

California’s workplace overtime rules do not apply to those workers who qualify for exemption under one or more categories, including: ● Executive Exemption:  Executive employees are exempt from overtime if paid on a salary (current minimum is $640 per week; $2,773.33 monthly) and if primarily (over 50%) engaged office or non-manual management of at least […]

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Working Overtime in California

Basic Rules and Rates for Weekly or Daily Hours California requires employees who are not “exempt” receive overtime pay for time worked beyond forty hours in any one workweek or after eight hours in a workday. A “workweek” is any seven consecutive days, starting with the same calendar day each week beginning at any hour […]

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