Employers: Beware Worker’s Comp Claims for Household Accidents

Employers: Beware Worker’s Comp Claims for Household Accidents Imagine having to defend a workers’ compensation claim against an employee who injured himself when he tripped over an extension cord in his or her own house.  Can this really happen? The answer is technically yes, if the employee is a telecommuter. To prevail on a workers’ compensation […]

The New White Collar Overtime Exemption Rule

The New White Collar Overtime Exemption Rule The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final version of its “white collar” overtime exemption rule, which raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions to $47,476 per year (or $913 per week). The new exemption threshold is more […]

How to Avoid Workplace Violence

How to Avoid Workplace Violence It’s safe to say that no sane business owner would intentionally hire someone with homicidal tendencies.   Nevertheless according to the National Health and Safety Administration, homicide is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries.  Here are three suggestions to help keep your workplace safe while while complying with federal employment laws. 1. […]

New Year, New Laws For California Employers

New Year, New Laws for California Employers Every year, California enacts new employment legislation that benefits workers and imposes new compliance challenges for employers, and 2016 is no exception.  Below is a brief summary of this year’s significant new California employment laws: $10 Minimum Wage The state minimum wage increased to $10 per hour; the highest state minimum […]