Category Archives: FLSA

Updates to FLSA White Collar Exemption Requirements Announced

Following a directive from President Obama, the Department of Labor has proposed changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules regarding the executive, professional, and administrative exemptions (also called the white collar exemptions) (published July 6, 2015). Under … Continue reading

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Two Bay Area Restaurants Violated the FLSA, Back Wages and Damages Due

Udupi Palace restaurants in San Francisco and Berkeley violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying workers overtime and the minimum wage to at least one worker, the U.S. Department of Labor announced February 25, 2015. The business … Continue reading

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On-Call or Standby, May Qualify as Hours Worked

Although employers may not be keen on paying employees for just relaxing and not doing work, if you require an employee to be available on an on-call or standby status, that time may qualify as hours worked depending on how … Continue reading

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Prohibit Off-the-Clock Work? Put It in Writing

Wage-and-hour lawsuits involving “off-the-clock work”are on the rise at both the state and federal levels. In these types of lawsuits, nonexempt employees claim they weren’t paid for time spent performing work for the employer either before or after their scheduled … Continue reading

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Two Job Killer Bills Advance in Senate

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that could increase business costs and impose new liabilities on innocent businesses passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week. AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) seeks to increase employer mandates by … Continue reading

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CA Plastering Contractor Violates Key Labor Laws

Ace Commercial Plastering Inc. has agreed to pay $131,953 to 208 current and former employees following an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division. Investigators found the Ceres, Calif., lathing and plastering contractor in violation of the Davis-Bacon and Related … Continue reading

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California Organization Failed to Pay Some Workers for a Year

US Department of Labor recovers $87,226 in back wages and damages for workers with disabilities employed by northern California company SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment ordering Bregy VanCleve, president of Disabled Employees Rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Employees of CA Residential Care Home Providers to Receive Back Pay

Residential care home providers and skilled nursing facilities in Northern California have agreed to pay back wages and damages to employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Farol’s Residential Care Home, with facilities in San Francisco, has agreed … Continue reading

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Wage and Hour Division Meetings With California Growers

The Wage and Hour Division in Sacramento, Calif., reached out to the California Cherry Board in Sacramento on April 23 to promote compliance with federal labor laws in the cherry industry. The following day, the division met with the U.S. … Continue reading

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Misclassified Employees to Receive Nearly $186,000

Binex Line Corp. has agreed to pay $92,864 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 49 misclassified employees. An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division established that the Los Angeles-based freight and logistics employer willfully … Continue reading

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