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Final Paychecks

What are the rules surrounding final pay of a terminated employee? Do I have to provide payment within a certain amount of time? What am I required to pay out? What can I deduct?   These are a few of the common questions that come up from our clients.  As an employer it is important to know the requirements upon termination of an employee.   Important note: Depending on your state, regulations may vary. Click the hyperlink to view a list of Wage and Hour Divisions by state.   (more…)...


2018 Exempt Classification Rate Changes

In order for an employee to be exempt from overtime pay, certain requirements must be met. One of those requirements is related to the employee’s hourly rate of pay. The required minimum rate for exemption is determined annually on October 1st by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). The DIR uses the analysis of the California Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CCPI) to determine any needed changes. (more…)...


Emergencies and the Workplace

Emergencies and the Workplace: How Employers can support their staff     “Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.”   Fires are raging across Sonoma and Napa County. Many homes and business have been destroyed. There seems to be no one who has not been touched or affected by this tragedy in some way.   It is more important than ever that community bands together and support each other during this uncertain time. The best way...


CA Minimum Wage Increases

Beginning in 2016 and increasing incrementally, the California Minimum Wage will increase from $10 an hour to $15 an hour by the year 2022 for employers with more than 25 employees.   Employers with 25 or  less employees will have an extra year, until 2023, before being required to reach this level. (more…)...


Will the July 1, 2014 CA wage increase affect your employees?

Summer 2014 is fast approaching, and with it comes the new minimum wage mandate aimed at improving the quality of life for millions of Americans. As of July 1, 2014, the minimum wage amount for California wage earners will make an unprecedented increase from the 2008 wage minimum of $8.00 per hr to $9.00 per hour worked. Even more, the minimum wage amount is set to increase again to a whopping $10.00 per hr come 2016! These changes to the standard minimum wage amount reflect some never before seen raises to the State minimum since the first reported wage increase of $0.05- from $0.16 per ho...