California is unique when it comes to wage-and-hour law. Employers get sued for inconsistent compensation practices. Unpaid overtime claims are one of the largest categories of complaints filed under California's wage and hours laws. In fact, more unpaid overtime settlements are made in California than in any other state.
Under California law employers & payroll need to overcome several obstacle, which are not only monetary payments but, also all other compensation and allowances including vacation pay, bonuses, severance pay, overtime, split shifts, mandatory sick leave, call backs, meals, travel time, minimum wages, employee benefits such as employer contributions to profit sharing plans, employer payments to health, life or disability insurance plans, unemployment compensation and many more. Noncompliance with any of these can directly lead to heavy penalties.
During the session our expert "Melvin Patterson" who is an attorney and counselor, will speak in detail about state and federal wage and hour laws that apply to California. He will also speak on the updates in 2017, and how those will affect your business practices.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Minimum Wage: "New rates for 2017 and beyond"
- Overtime: CA has daily and weekly overtime and daily and weekly double time. Learn how to determine when it's straight time, overtime or double time
- Reporting or show up pay: does the employer owe wages to any employee for just showing up to work? Even if there is no work to be performed?
- What are the requirements for posters and payday notices?
- What must be included in the employee's paystub and what must be excluded?
- What notices are required to be given to employees upon hire or if they are laid off or terminated
- How often must employees be paid in CA?
- What methods are permitted to pay employees? Are there rules for direct deposit? Can employees be paid by payroll debit card?
- What are the rules for paying out the final paycheck if an employee is terminated or quits?
- Are meal and rest periods required or left up to the employer's policies?
- Recordkeeping requirements including required time card punches
California wage and hour claims are a complex area of the law. Large employers can find penalties for otherwise small violations or claims for unpaid wages multiplying perhaps 100-fold or even 1,000-fold, as wage and hour claims often accrue on a per employee, per day basis. Small and mid-sized companies have no safe harbor in this storm, as there is no "small employer exemption" to most state or federal wage and hour laws.
Processing payroll and keeping in compliance with California requirements can be a complex situation. If the payroll department fails to comply or commits the tiniest infraction, serious penalties can occur.
Attend this webinar to learn the wage and hour law requirements in California.
Who will Benefit
- Common wage violations in California
- Calculating minimum wage rates for 2017
- Calculating overtime in California
- Wage disparities based on gender, race or ethnicity
- Meal and rest periods requirement. Penalties for violations
- Rules related to commissioned employees
- California Equal Pay Act/Fair Pay Act
- Complying with mandatory sick leave requirements
- What is the Paid Family Leave Act and how does it apply to you?
- Alternative workweeks: Are your employees eligible to have alternative workweeks and are employers required to offer an alternative workweek?
- Exempt vs. Non-Exempt
- Employee vs. Independent contractors
- Handling volunteers & interns
- Payroll Professionals
- Human Resources Professionals
- Accounting Personnel
- Benefits Professionals
- Business Owners, Lawmakers
- Any individual or entity dealing with the complexities and technicalities of compliance with Wage and Hour regulations mandated by the State of California