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DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule Changes

In late September the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rules for establishing the amounts required to be earned by an employee in a given calendar year for that employee to be considered “exempt” from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements.[1] Under the final rules, which go into effect January […]

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CA Supreme Court Decides How to Pay Overtime on Flat-Sum Bonus

For employers who give their employees flat-sum bonuses, the California Supreme Court recently clarified exactly how to calculate overtime pay for those workers. In California, overtime pay is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay” – a rate that may not solely consist of an employee’s normal hourly wage, as it must include almost […]

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California Temporarily Suspends Teachers from List of Professionals Exempt From Overtime

On September 12, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2230. The law temporarily suspends the earnings standard associated with qualifying certain teachers who work at private elementary or secondary academic institutions in the state. The suspension will remain in place until July 1, 2017, at which time a revised earnings standard for […]

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Employment Law – 5 Workplace Laws Your Employer Might Be Violating

Here are five of the most common ways employers often violate labor laws – with some of them being so common that many employers and employees may not even realize a violation is occurring. Take a look and see if you spot anything here that your organization should be doing differently to protect itself from […]

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