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Oct 10 2013
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Do we have to pay our exempt employees while they are on a one or two day military leave?

Q: We have an exempt employee who is in the National Guard. He requested a single day off for duty. Since he’s a salaried employee and he’s working during that pay period do we have to pay him his full salary?

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Oct 03 2013
Q&AWage and Hour  

Most bonuses require additional overtime calculation

Q: We pay a bonus of up to $500 if employees meet certain production and safety goals. I heard at a seminar that we’re supposed to pay overtime on the bonus. Are you kidding me?!

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Sep 09 2013
Q&AWage and Hour  

Can employees waive their wage and hour rights?

Q: Our employees would like to work on Saturdays, to get a jump start on production and make extra money, but we can’t afford to pay them overtime. If they want to work at their straight time rate for hours over 40 in the week, can we let them?

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Sep 05 2013
Wage and Hour  

CEO may be individually liable for wage violations

If your CEO or President is spending more time in the stock room than the Board room, they might end up having to pay wage claims from their own pocket.

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Aug 22 2013
Wage and Hour  

Overtime exemption for truck driver depends on vehicle weight rating, not load weight

Driving a truck with a light load weighing 10,000 pounds or less doesn’t necessarily entitle the driver to overtime, ruled a federal court of appeals. 

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Jul 30 2013
Wage and Hour  

Rest break rules for interstate CMV drivers went into effect July 1, 2013

The July 1, 2013, deadline has passed for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who drive in interstate commerce to begin taking mandatory rest breaks of at least 30 minutes after 8 hours of duty, if they want to drive later in the shift.

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May 16 2013
Q&AWage and Hour

Should I take the Time to Audit my I-9s?

Q: With all this talk of immigration reform and the issuance of a new I-9 form, I was wondering if I should take a look at the I-9 forms that I have completed over the years?

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Apr 11 2013
Wage and Hour

CALIFORNIA: After-hours emails, texts and phone calls equal big overtime

It's important to understand that your overtime policy doesn’t change your obligation to pay overtime if the employee works it.

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Apr 04 2013
Wage and Hour  

Deducting from PTO for Salaried Employees

We have a salaried employee reaching the end of her PTO allotment. She has some vacation and assorted medical appointments coming up. Can we require her to accrue a negative PTO balance? Can we deduct the negative balance from her final paycheck if she leaves?

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