Compensation

  • When a Win is Not a Win- Stay Orders

    If an injured worker in Nevada successfully convinces a hearing officer to reverse an adjuster's action on a claim, the insurer and/or the employer has the right to file an appeal to an appeals officer. The insurer or employer must file their appeal within 30 days (plus 3 days for mailing of the hearing officer's decision).

    5 readers - Virginia Hunt/ Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog
  • 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.

    3 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charges

      When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is hurt and to assess any damages. If someone is responsible for an accident, that person should not leave the scene until the matter has been properly addressed.
      2 readers - Erie Personal Injury Attorneys Blog
    • Should Employees be Paid for Time Spent in Security Screenings?

      Should Employees be Paid for Time Spent in Security Screenings? Oct 9 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving the issue of whether the time a worker spends in security screenings should be paid time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
      2 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • 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 wrong with every version, but so l ...
      2 readers - Jordan Furlong/ Law21

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    • 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…

      1 readers - HRWatchdog
    • CalChamber Capitol Report: Fact Sheet Explains New Liability for Certain Employers

      … CalChamber Capitol Report: Fact Sheet Explains New Liability for Certain Employers​ Oct 24 2014 - Compensation, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog The California Chamber of Commerce released a fact sheet on a sweeping new law that will impose liability on employers who contract for labor and services. The recently signed bill, AB 1897…

      1 readers - HRWatchdog
    • 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…

      3 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • 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 …

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

      … When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is hurt and to assess any damages. If someone is responsible for an accident, that person should not leave the scene until the matter has…

      2 readers - Erie Personal Injury Attorneys Blog
    • 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 be found…

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

      … their value): Client relations (measured by client satisfaction ratings generated through monthly “checking in” inquiries and closing surveys) Project management (measured by performance against expectations of legal project timeline and budget targets met) Legal marketing (measured by number of leads generated, industry speeches given, blog posts…

      2 readers - Jordan Furlong/ Law21
    • DOL Delays Enforcement of Federal Home Healthcare Rules

      … in this area is complicated. It is wise to seek the assistance of labor and employment counsel if you have any questions regarding the payment of home healthcare workers or other domestic workers. When both state and federal law apply, the law providing the most benefit to the workers will govern. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content Tags : Fair Labor Standards Act home healthcare workers U.S. Department of Labor…

      1 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increased

      …Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increased Oct 2 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley The minimum wage for employees in the city of Berkeley increased to $10 per hour on October 1 — $1 more than the state minimum wage of $9 per hour. This is the first in a set of three increases: On October 1, 2015, the minimum wage will increase…

      1 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • When a Win is Not a Win- Stay Orders

      … usually wait until the last possible day to file an appeal. Whether the insurer has to comply and do what the hearing officer ordered depends on whether the insurer is able to obtain an order from an appeals officer staying the decision of the hearing officer until the next appeal is decided by the appeals officer. A Motion for Stay is the legal…

      5 readers - Virginia Hunt/ Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog
    • Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1 near Squirrel Creek

      … suffered moderate injuries. The accident shut down one lane of the road, which inhibited California traffic in the area for a short time. Once the investigation of the motor vehicle accident has been completed, the family of the deceased victim may choose to seek monetary compensation for the tragic loss of life. Any compensation awarded could give…

      3 readers - Riverside Personal Injury Blog
    • Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.

      …Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S. Sep 18 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley A recent report from ADP examined wage garnishment trends across the United States. In a figure that might be surprising, the research found that 7.2 percent of U.S. workers have had their wages garnished — usually for child support, school loans or taxes…

      1 readers - Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog
    • Motor vehicle accident injures 1 in California

      … by California police at this time. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the victim of the motor vehicle accident may have the right to seek monetary compensation. Compensation could be used by the victim to pay for any hospital bills or supplement the victim's income if he or she is unable to work because of his or her injuries from…

      2 readers - Riverside Personal Injury Blog
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