Employers benefit from being able to classify certain workers as exempt “computer professionals.” As an exempt worker under California wage laws, computer professionals are not required to be paid a premium for overtime hours worked. However, the worker must meet certain requirements to qualify for this California overtime law exemption.First and foremost is the pay
Q: SHOULD MY BONUS BE INCLUDED IN MY OVERTIME PAY RATE? A: IT DEPENDS Everyone knows (or should know) that nonexempt employees must be paid at least time-and-one-half their “regular rate” of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  What everyone does not always know is what goes into the calculation of
With the continued drop in oil prices and drilling activity, an increasing number of energy related employers have been engaging in “cost reduction” efforts, including job cuts and layoffs. The near-term outlook doesn’t look much brighter with new job postings for operators, field technicians, inspectors, pumpers, roustabouts and similar jobs down and top executives noting
New Jersey’s recently passed Wage Theft Act (WTA) now gives it one of the strongest wage-and-hour laws in the country — protecting the hard-earned overtime pay and other wages owed to workers in the state. This is a major improvement for employees in New Jersey, which has long lagged behind in wage-and-hour protections for workers.“Today
The Trump administration’s new overtime pay proposal is based on the absurd notion that someone being paid $35,308/year in 2020 is a well-paid executive who doesn’t need or deserve overtime protections.*Update: Final Overtime Pay Rules Revisions Announced setting the minimum salary for exempt employees at $35,568 per year or $684 per week.The economy has largely
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