Holiday Pay… or should I say, How-do-I-PAY?

With the holiday around the corner, I’m sure employers are asking, “how do I pay my employees?” While most everyone is looking forward to relaxing over the holiday, business owners are feeling increasingly anxious and asking themselves “how do I pay since the holiday falls on the calendar mid-week?” or “do I have to pay […]

Wages, are you in compliance?

What is wage theft? Wage theft is an illegal act of withholding wages from employees. This includes: No pay at all Not paying overtime Minimum wage violations The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to enforce that employees receive overtime pay for anything over 40 hours worked per week.  A report found by […]

Travel Incentives and Why They Should be Encouraged!

Travel incentives are a motivational tool to recognize employees’ achievements by rewarding the employee with a personal travel experience.  If your company hasn’t implemented incentive travel, here are a couple of reasons on how both the employee and the company will both benefit from this experience. Cost- Although most people associate the word “travel” with […]


On January 1, 2016, Senate Bill (SB) 588 known as the “The Fair Days Pay Act” went into effect. The purpose of the bill was to enhance the Labor Commissioners ability to enforce California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) judgments. Specifically, this bill authorizes the Labor Commissioner to use any of the existing remedies […]


With today’s focus on having a strong company culture, little room for error when it comes to compliance, and treating employees fairly, the Human Resources role has become increasingly more important for a business’ success.  With minimum wage rising and HR being a higher paying role, it’s not always easy for small and medium sized […]

Labor Law 2018 Refresh

We are already well in to 2019 and 2018 seems like a distant memory. As new laws are changing, we tend to forget about what laws were pushed out the years prior. Listed below is a summary of the most impactful changes from 2018:  Wage Increases in California (SB 3)  Below is a chart of […]

Minimum Wage Increasing July 1st in many local ordinances in CA

Most employers in California are subject to both the federal and state minimum wage laws, including local ordinances. When there are conflicting requirements in the laws, the employer must follow the stricter standard; that is, the one that is the most beneficial to the employee. Since California’s current law requires a higher minimum wage rate […]

It’s HOT!! What do you need to do as a California employer?

While this California heat affects everyone, it can be deadly to California’s outdoor workers in industries such as agricultural or construction. In response to triple-digit forecasts, Cal/OSHA will conduct high-heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with California’s heat illness prevention regulations and other workplace safety and health requirements.  Certain industries, like agriculture, construction, […]

All About American Trucking Association (ATA) & California’s Meal and Rest Periods

What the Truck?  TRUCKING COMPANIES: 1 CALIFORNIA: 0  California is famous for their strict meal and rest period requirements but fortunately for Trucking companies, the Golden State’s break laws no longer apply to drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hours-of-service requirements.  For years, trucking companies have had a long history with California’s […]