01/30/2014 04:22 AM01/30/2014 10:22 AMTraining Topic: Overtime: California StyleInstructor: Vicki M. Lambert
California-The Golden State has a style all its own. That is certainly true when it comes to calculating overtime. One of only four states that require daily overtime it also requires employees to be paid double time on a daily and weekly basis. With arguably the greatest number of requirements to pay overtime on the books of any state, processing payroll and keeping in compliance with California overtime rules can be a complex situation. In addition to laws that are strictly Californian the Federal wage and hour laws may also apply. For example California does not have its own definition of "regular rate of pay" or "workweek" but follows the federal. So the person processing payroll in the state must understand not only California’s overtime requirements but the federal as well.
Why Should you Attend:
Attend this 90 minute presentation to learn what the requirements are under California wage and hour law for paying overtime to employees correctly.
Objectives of the Presentation:
For the attendee to understand the requirements for calculating overtime and double time in California to ensure compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws. To ensure that those attending have a sound knowledge of the terms used in wage and hour law regarding paying overtime such as "regular rate of pay", "workweek" "fluctuating workweek" and "alternative workweek". To explain the calculations needed for when an employee is paid different rates of pay within the same workweek and is due overtime pay. To discuss the requirements for compensatory time off as opposed to make-up time and explain the difference between the two under California law. To show where California follows the federal standards and where it differs and how to determine which has priority.
Overtime: CA has daily and weekly overtime and daily and weekly double time. Learn how to determine when its straight time, overtime or double time and how to calculate it
The definition of a workweek and a workday and their effects on calculating overtime
Alternative workweeks: Are your employees eligible to have alternative workweeks and are you required to offer them
What are considered hours worked
How does California require employers to calculate the regular rate of pay
Do the eight exceptions to inclusion of payments in the regular rate of pay under the FLSA also apply in California
Compensatory time instead of overtime—is it permitted in CA
Handling make-up time properly
What to do when an employee is paid two or more rates in a work week
Overtime for piece workers and commissioned employees
What is California’s policy on fluctuating workweeks and overtime pay
Are meal and rest period sanctions included in the regular rate of pay
Tip credit and compulsory service charges and their effect on overtime
Wage orders and their requirements for overtime
Who can Benefit:
Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of paying employees overtime in California
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