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- 9 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- 4 readers -
  • The $160K BigLaw BigLie?

    … who aspire to join their ranks.” We’ve seen other signs of the widening chasm between the elite and the rest. A recent press release from NALP concerning the shrinking prevalence of the $160,000 first-year associate base salary noted that “in 2009, about 90% of offices in firms of more than 700 lawyers in Los Angeles and Washington, DC reported…

    Brian Dalton/ Above the Law- 1 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- 5 readers -
  • Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charges

    …. Information from a state police complaint indicates that as the judge was driving her SUV, she swerved across the centerline and broke the mirror off a car that was proceeding in the opposite direction. The occupants in the struck vehicle then trailed the judge?s car. They attempted to speak with the judge while stopped. They say the judge appeared…

    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

    … 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…

    Jordan Furlong/ Law21- 3 readers -
  • Should Employees be Paid for Time Spent in Security Screenings?

    … Standards Act (FLSA). The case is before the nation’s high court from the Ninth Circuit. The case involved employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. which provides warehouse space and staffing to clients such as Amazon. Two employees at Amazon warehouses in Nevada brought a class action lawsuit against Integrity, alleging they should have…

    Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog- 2 readers -
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