New FLSA Rule to Give Over Four Million Workers the Right to Overtime Pay

By | 2016-05-20T14:13:47+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Employment Law, Wage & Hour|

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) sets the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and other standards for employment across the nation. Though states may expand those rights and provide greater protections for their citizens, the FLSA sets the baseline standard that all employers (both public and private) must adhere to. On May 18, 2016, the [...]

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Calculating Overtime Compensation In California

By | 2015-01-06T13:28:14+00:00 June 11th, 2014|Wage & Hour|

If you are a non-exempt employee working in California, you may be entitled to overtime compensation.  In order to determine whether you are being paid the proper amount of overtime compensation, use a step-by-step approach: First: Identify those hours that must be paid on an overtime basis.  In California, any work in excess of eight (8) hours [...]

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New Law Protects Losing Employees in Wage and Hour Cases From Paying Attorneys’ Fees

By | 2015-01-06T13:44:30+00:00 January 27th, 2014|Uncategorized, Wage & Hour|

As of January 1, 2014, a new law (SB 462) makes it more difficult for prevailing employers in wage and hour cases to collect attorneys’ fees and costs against their employees. Prior to the new law, Labor Code §218.5 required courts in wage and hour cases to award the prevailing party attorneys’ fees and costs. [...]

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