Compensation

    • And the Latest Minimum Wage Rates Are …

      And the Latest Minimum Wage Rates Are … Nov 7 2014 - Compensation, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Drumroll please … voters in the cities of San Francisco and Oakland have just passed ballot measures increasing the minimum wage in those jurisdictions. The Los Angeles City Council also passed a minimum wage increase for hotel workers.

      Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdogin California- 3 readers -
    • Will the Bahamas Celebration Sail Again?

      The Bahamas Celebration ran aground ten days ago and sustained a breach in the hull which permitted water to enter the lower deck. I am receiving many messages from the crew that they were required to work in dangerous conditions after the ship ran aground and returned to port in Freeport. Now the majority of the crew has been sent home and there are doubts that the cruise s ...

      Jim Walker/ Cruise Law News- 4 readers -
    • More “Wage Theft” Actions From the Labor Commissioner

      The Labor Commissioner has made it a top priority to address “wage theft.” Generally, “wage theft” is a phrase used to refer to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Wage theft might refer to employers who fail to pay for all hours worked, fail to pay nonexempt employees overtime, fail to pay minimum wage or fail to properly classi ...

      HRWatchdogin California- 2 readers -
  • San Francisco Announces Minimum Wage Increase in January

    … San Francisco Announces Minimum Wage Increase in January Nov 4 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Shane Peterson San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) announced that the minimum wage in San Francisco will increase to $11.05 per hour, effective January 1, 2015: This increase applies to all employers that have employees…

    Shane Peterson/ HRWatchdog- 1 readers -
  • Oops, they did it again!

    … Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Britney Spears has nothing on Institutional Shareholder Services, better known as ISS. ISS is rolling out proposed new voting policies for the 2015 proxy season. ISS often uses more words to tout how transparent it is than to explain its voting policies clearly, and the draft policies being considered for 2015…

    Robert B. Lamm/ The Securities Edge- 1 readers -
  • Your White Paper Wait Is Over

    … Your White Paper Wait Is Over Oct 24 2014 - Compensation, Discrimination - HRWatchdog The new 2015 employment laws white paper is here! CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California employers. Learn…

    HRWatchdogin California- 1 readers -
  • New 2015 Exempt Classification Rates

    … New 2015 Exempt Classification Rates Oct 21 2014 - Compensation, Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2015. For the computer…

    Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog- 4 readers -
  • San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Will Go to the Voters

    … to a public vote, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times article noted that the City Council now has two choices: repeal the minimum wage increase or put the proposed increase on the ballot for a public vote. The president of the City Council told the Times that he will ask the council to put the minimum wage ballot on the June 2016 ballot. The minimum wage ordinance also contained a provision mandating five paid sick days. Tags : minimum wage San Diego minimum wage ordinance …

    Shane Peterson/ HRWatchdog- 2 readers -
  • Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charges

    … driving. However, she has been placed on paid leave from her job. This incident demonstrates how much more complicated an accident becomes when the responsible party leaves the scene. If you are ever the victim of a hit-and-run accident, a thorough investigation could help demonstrate liability. Hopefully, the responsible party will be discovered…

    Erie Personal Injury Attorneys Blogin Pennsylvania- 2 readers -
  • San José Minimum Wage to Increase in 2015

    … San José Minimum Wage to Increase in 2015 Oct 16 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley The minimum wage in San José will increase from $10.15 to $10.30 per hour effective January 1, 2015. Information about the San José minimum wage law, including a frequently asked questions document and how to file a complaint, can…

    Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog- 2 readers -
  • Partner compensation: Start making sense

    … I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did allow that health-care regimes worldwide are like partner compensation schemes in law firms: there’s at least one thing seriously…

    Jordan Furlong/ Law21- 2 readers -
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