Compensation

  • The $160K BigLaw BigLie?

    … firms are leading the charge on compensation, elsewhere “wounded animals were being devoured by predators” (e.g., Bingham devoured by Morgan Lewis), and the industry was undergoing Schumpeterian “creative destruction.” These (relatively) fat bonuses are putting huge pressure on firms below the Simpson-Cravath-Cleary tier to keep up. Certainly…

    Brian Dalton/ Above the Law- 1 readers -
  • Will the Bahamas Celebration Sail Again?

    …." The Bahamas Celebration Facebook page was updated yesterday with a cover photo saying "Caribbean Vacation Option Beginning November 13" with a toll free number. This seems very misleading as the cruise ship can't sail and the crew was just sent home. If you have information about the extend of the damage to the vessel or the status of the crew, please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page. Photo Credit: Top - WPTV; bottom - anonymous. …

    Jim Walker/ Cruise Law News- 21 readers -
  • And the Latest Minimum Wage Rates Are …

    … to $11.05 an hour on January 1, 2015. This increase is based on the consumer price index (CPI) and has happened annually since the law went into effect. Now, with the passage of Proposition J (which passed with more than 76 percent of the vote), San Francisco will see the following wage increases in the near future: 05/01/2015: $12.25 07/01/2016…

    Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdogin California- 4 readers -
  • More “Wage Theft” Actions From the Labor Commissioner

    … Francisco Bay Area. The Labor Commissioner’s investigation uncovered minimum wage, overtime and rest period violations for 89 caregivers working at the four businesses. The citations issued to the four employers include: $1,820,551 for wages and premiums underpaid; $1,186,308 for liquidated damages; and $121,550 for civil penalties…

    HRWatchdogin California- 4 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- 8 readers -
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