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Holidays…Paying a Premium is a Choice for Employers, Not a Requirement

Whenever one of the major holidays rolls around questions always seem to arise about paying employees for working on the holiday. Although state and federal laws recognize certain days as “holidays,” there is no law that requires private sector employers to provide a premium rate of pay for work on those days. These holidays are […]

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California Wage Ordinances Changes Effective July 1st

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage Laws Although the state minimum wage doesn’t increase until 2018, a number of local minimum wage hikes will take effect on July 1, 2017. The following cities and counties […]

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Compensatory Time Off

Some employers continue to adopt policies giving their employees compensatory time off (an hour off at some later date for every extra hour worked) instead of paying them overtime. This practice is illegal under federal law and most state laws because it prevents employees from collecting an overtime premium for working more than a set […]

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