Category Archives: 2016 employment law update

New FLSA Exempt Salary Requirements

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Test Your Knowledge! New FLSA Exempt Salary Requirments

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QUESTIONS

  1. Effective ________, 2016, California employers must follow the new federal overtime rule for the so-called “________ collar” exemptions.
  2. Under the new requirements, an individual classified as a full-time exempt ________, ________, or administrative employee must be compensated at least $________ per week, which equates to $________ annually.
  3. The impact of the new federal requirements over state law will dwindle for California employers as the state minimum wage continues to increase per California legislation passed in April 2016 to $________ per hour on January 1, ________ for employers of more than ________ employees and on January 1, ________ for employers of ________ or fewer employees.

ANSWERS

  1. December 1; white;
  2. executive; professional; $913; $47,476
  3. $15; 2022; 25; 2023; 25

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 jillian@lmrcenter.com 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 jillian@lmrcenter.com 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 jillian@lmrcenter.com 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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Wage and Hour Issues HR Event – Enjoy Lunch with the DLSE

Enjoy Lunch with the DLSE on April 21st

What: Wage and Hour Issues – Presentation by Linda Aguilar, Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)

When: April 21 at 12 p.m.; registration and networking start at 11:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $50/person; LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of this price

Lunch included: Pizza and salad courtesy of Bongiorno’s New York Pizzeria

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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 jillian@lmrcenter.com or 858-753-1775 or fill out the form on our Upcoming Events Page when registering for our April 21st and May 19th programs.

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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Register here today: Upcoming Events Page.

Next Event is May 19th

What: Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Presentation by the California Department of Insurance

When: May 19 at 9:00 a.m.; registration and networking start at 8:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $40/person on or before April 28th; $50/person after April 28th; LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of these prices; continental breakfast included

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

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Register Today!

Wage and Hour Issues and Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Get Answers from the DLSE

Learn and Earn Education Credits

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

April 21st

What: Wage and Hour Issues – Presentation by Linda Aguilar, Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
When: April 21 at 12 p.m.; 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: $50/person; LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of this prices; lunch included

May 19th

What: Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Presentation by the California Department of Insurance
When: May 19 at 9:00 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: $40/person on or before April 28th; $50/person after April 28th; LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of these prices; continental breakfast included

Become an LMRC Program Ambassador and SAVE!

We want to make certain you are aware of the opportunity you have to become an LMRC Program Ambassador. By enrolling as an Ambassador, 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 the cost to register, please contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at jillian@lmrcenter.com or 858-753-1775 or fill out the form on our Upcoming Events Page when registering for our April 21st and May 19th programs.

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.

Register here today: Upcoming Events Page.

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

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