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HR group argues federal exempt overtime threshold should rise

A federal judge recently scuttled plans to raise the salary level that helps determine whether employees are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Workers who are subject to the federal FLSA are generally entitled to overtime pay unless they meet a specific exemption from the law.

California Supreme Court clarifies scope of 'day of rest' law

In a previous post, we discussed how the state's "day of rest" law, which dates back to 1919 and has long been the subject of considerable uncertainty, was at the epicenter of a highly anticipated case -- Mendoza v. Nordstrom -- before the California Supreme Court.

Can payroll company be sued for wage and hour violations?

If a worker in the state of California thinks that he or she has not received all that is owed for work completed, the first party they likely think to go after is their employer. A joint employer may be another potential defendant. But could another party be liable as well? That is the question that the California Supreme Court recently indicated it will take up.

A closer look at your rights regarding meal breaks

Whether they realize it or not, most people have workday practices that are more like rituals in that the day somehow feels empty without them. For some, this might be getting a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, while for others it might be meeting with co-workers for a midday walk. For still others, it might be lunchtime, which provides a welcome opportunity to contemplate matters outside of their job-related duties.

What California employees need to know about the 'one day's rest in seven' rule

There are certain wage-and-hour laws with which almost all California employees are undoubtedly familiar regardless of their occupation or their total annual earnings. For instance, most are probably well aware of the new minimum wage ($10.50 per hour for employees of large businesses and $10.00 per hour for employees of small businesses), and that they are legally entitled to rest periods and/or meal breaks depending upon the number of hours they work in a given shift.

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