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Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Under federal law, employers must pay employees time-and-a-half if they work over 40 hours in a workweek, unless the employees are exempt from the overtime law. Employers don’t usually think of an employee who takes home...more

Service Advisors at Auto Dealerships Not Exempt, Says the Ninth Circuit

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

On January 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, on remand from the United States Supreme Court. It held, once again, that service advisors at car dealerships are not exempt from...more

Words, words, words: When is a salesman not a salesman?

by Kirton McConkie PC on

In the classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle laments, “Words, words, words! I’m so sick of words.” You may have felt the same frustration working with lawyers who quibble about the contractual meaning of...more

Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Laws

by Snell & Wilmer on

Many companies are in the process of completing internal audits to prepare for the new salary and overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016. While the changes do not impact the duties-portion of FLSA exemptions,...more

Governor Brown Signs Bill Clarifying Wage Statement Requirements for Exempt Employees

On July 22, 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 2535 that clarifies which employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on their wage statements. The bill will become effective January 1,...more

Do You Need to Pay Minimum Wage or Overtime to Your Commission-Paid Employees?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Companies will sometimes take a chance on a new (or old) salesperson by allowing him/her to work on pure commission. This “eat what you kill” compensation system seemingly creates an incentive to sell with little risk to the...more

How Insurance Industry Employers Can Navigate the New White-Collar Overtime Rules: Turning Legal Challenge Into Business...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As most insurance industry employers are probably aware by now, the Department of Labor has proposed revisions to its regulations that seek to further limit the instances in which certain employees may qualify as exempt from...more

California Increases Minimum Wage Next Year

by Fisher Phillips on

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that will increase California’s minimum wage in two phases. Beginning July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for California employees will rise from the current $8 per hour to $9...more

New California Law Affects Commission-Paid Employees

by Fisher Phillips on

Beginning January 1, 2013, a new California law requires that employees who are paid on commission must be provided a written contract which sets forth the method by which the commission shall be computed and paid. This new...more

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