Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Minimum Salary Requirement

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Effective December 1, 2016, the minimum salary requirement for so-called “white collar” exempt employees in California will increase from California’s current minimum requirement of $800 per week to $913 per week – a new standard under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Reports from the United States Department of Labor indicate that the salaries of almost 10% of California employees currently classified as exempt are below the new federal minimum salary rate.

With California’s minimum wage scheduled to increase to $10.50 in 2017 (there is a 1 year implementation delay for employers with fewer than 26 employees), the effective minimum salary requirement for exempt employees according to federal law in 2017 will equate to $3,796 more annually than the minimum salary required to classify employees as exempt from overtime per California law. California employers are required to meet the requirements of both state and federal laws. In addition, if approved by voters on June 7th, the minimum wage for workers in San Diego will increase to $10.50 per hour effective immediately upon certification of the election results and $11.50 per hour effective January 1, 2017.

Employers have two options for compliance by December 1st:

1. Change the status of employees classified as exempt not receiving the required minimum salary per federal law to nonexempt. Employers that choose this option will be required to maintain work time and meal break records for these employees and provide overtime pay to these employees, if applicable.
2. Pay all subject employees the minimum salary requirement set forth by the new federal law.

Certain pay strategies could prove helpful to employers in managing necessary changes. The new federal law allows employers to satisfy up to 10% of the minimum salary threshold through nondiscretionary bonuses and commissions provided such bonuses or commissions are paid at least quarterly. And, some employers may find it helpful to institute alternative workweeks schedules in the workplace.

Now is also a good time to review employee classifications and assess the positions of employees just at or slightly above the 50% exempt duties threshold.

Join us on July 14th for an informative presentation with Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner Linda Aguilar

When: Noon; registration and networking start at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites (corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Dr. at 14068 Stowe Drive, Poway)

Cost: $40/person on or before June 10th; $50/person after June 10th (LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of these prices);
Includes lunch

Register here today: Upcoming Events Page.

This program is co-sponsored by the Poway Business Park Association and San Diego-Poway Hampton Inn & Suites.

California’s Employment Laws are Complex

And It Just Got Even More Confusing

Let Us Help!

Let the Law and Management Resource Center help you ensure your business is in compliance. We provide affordable employment law and human resource consultation, review and draft employer documents, policies, and employee handbooks, and provide effective harassment and abusive conduct prevention training.

Contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at or 858-753-1775 for help today.

Free Harassment Prevention Training

Workplace Harassment and Bullying Prevention Training

Meets California Law Mandatory Training Requirements

When: June 15th – 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: San Diego-Poway Hampton Inn & Suites – 14068 Stowe Drive

Program: The Law and Management Resource Center is providing this free training program to help employers protect their employees and meet legal requirements. The program and all content will be provided by our experienced California employment law attorneys who are also human resource professionals.

 Register Today – Space May Become Limited!

 Topics will include:

  • Respect in the Diverse Workplace
  • Protected Worker Classifications
  • Types and Forms of Sexual Harassment
  • Abusive Conduct – Workplace Bullying
  • Retaliation
  • Investigations and Remedial Action
  • Liability

Cost: FREE for up to 4 individuals (business owners, executives, supervisors) from each business or organization; $75 per person for each additional attendee from same business or organization. Please RSVP on our Upcoming Events Page

If you have any questions, please contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at or 858-753-1775.

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Presentation

Join Us on May 19th!

Workers’ Compensation Fraud

What: How to Identify and Prevent Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Your Workplace – Presentation by Detective Sergeant David Glosson and Detective Sergeant Steve Salvatori of the California Department of Insurance. Find out how to help prevent – and what to do if you suspect – workers’ compensation fraud in your workplace.

When: 9 a.m.; registration and networking start at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites (corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Dr. at 14068 Stowe Drive, Poway)

Cost: $50/person (LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of these prices); Includes continental breakfast

Learn and Earn Education Credits

If you are not yet enrolled in our Ambassador Program, see enrollment information below! And, if you are looking for education credits, earn them easily by attending our programs.

Become an LMRC Program Ambassador and SAVE!

Not yet enrolled as an Ambassador? You are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to become an LMRC Program Ambassador. By enrolling, you will receive the following benefits throughout the year:

  • Discounted cost to attend seminars and other events
  • LMRC Roundtable Ambassador Certificate – enhance your professional profile!
  • Discounts on some of the services provided by the Law and Management Resource Center, including document drafting and review (employee handbook, contracts, policies, forms) and training (harassment and workplace bullying prevention, employment law for supervisors, leadership and management skills, preventing conflict, communication skills, and presentation and public speaking skills coaching).

The annual cost to participate as an Ambassador is just $95 per year.

If you are not a current LMRC Program Ambassador and would like to become an Ambassador and save on registration costs, please contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at or 858-753-1775 or fill out the form on our Upcoming Events Page.

Register here today: Upcoming Events Page

This program is co-sponsored by the Poway Business Park Association and San Diego-Poway Hampton Inn & Suites.

The Law and Management Resource Center is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Recertification Provider for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the latest standard in human resource credentialing, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. This means that you can receive your required SHRM credits and maintain your credentials by attending our programs.

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