Salaries Up For Review

I know the minimum wage increased but, when that happens, no one explains how it affects the salaries I pay.  [click to read more …]

How to Create a Pay Scale

One of the new laws going into effect in California on 1/1/2023 requires the disclosure of company pay information by employers. Pay scale disclosure (SB1162) applies to all employers, however, the rules are different for different company sizes.  [click to read more …]

Salaries Legally Too Low

I’m always a bit confused about how much I must pay my salaried employees but my lowest paid is currently earning $56,000.  [click to read more …]

Labor Commissioner’s Office Stays Busy

California’s Labor Commissioner focuses on money due employees. It is considered wage theft when an employer doesn’t ensure employees receive every penny to which they are legally entitled. This often comes up when certain costs are deducted from wages and end up below the minimum wage, when a company doesn’t pay all the extra premiums or overtime due, etc.  [click to read more …]

Up or Down

I have an employee who isn’t doing well in his job. I want to cut back on his wages to better match his value to us. Is this legal?  [click to read more …]

Tools and Equipment

I prefer having employees use their own tools for work because they tend to take better care of them and I have the added benefit of saving money.  [click to read more …]

Travel Pay

I have field employees but am confused about what I can or should be paying them for their travel.  [click to read more …]

Countering Gas Prices

I’d like to provide a bonus for employees to counter the rising gas prices. How do I set it up?  [click to read more …]

Creating a Bonus Plan

I’d like to provide my employees with a bonus but I’m not sure how it should work.  [click to read more …]

WEBINAR:
Classifying Employees as Exempt vs. Non-Exempt

Many companies struggle with understanding who can and can’t be a salaried, exempt employee. Classifying positions is a company decision, not an employee choice. This webinar is designed to help you better understand the classification differences, the categories as defined by the Federal Department of Labor, and the risks of misclassifying your employees.  [click to read more …]