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California Employers Will Soon Face Increased Wage-And-Hour Obligations

As of December 1, 2016, the minimum salary for salaried exempt employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will increase from $455 to $913 per week. Because the federal salary standard will be higher than California’s (currently $800 per week), all California employers paying exempt workers under $913 per week (or $47,476 per year) will be required to either increase minimum salaries for such exempt employees or pay them overtime wages. The salary increase was among the limited, but no less significant, changes to the FLSA regulations announced yesterday by the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL).

CFRA Joint Employers Beware

California employers who work closely with one or more other employers in a single business enterprise need to be aware of a significant change in a California law that could have major liability repercussions.

The CFRA Amendments: How to Prepare Your Organization

On March 4, 2015, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council approved updates to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. These updates, which took effect on July 1, 2015, clarify certain CFRA provisions and align the CFRA more closely with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), although important differences still remain between the two laws, both of which apply to employers with 50 or more employees. The following is an overview of the updates.

California Family Rights Act Regulations Amended

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council's expansive amendments to its California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations have been approved. As of July 1, 2015, California employers with 50 or more employees must comply with the multiple regulatory changes.
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