Piece-rate pay trims $8 million from Petco

  • September 17, 2015

National retailer Petco has settled a lawsuit filed by employees in California who groom pets in the company’s stores. The suit alleged the company failed to pay...

FLSA: Calculating Hours Worked

  • January 02, 2015

HR Law 101: To ensure you’re in compliance with the FLSA, it’s important to understand the definition of “hours of work.” Any hour when an...

FICA wage base increases to $118,500 for 2015

  • October 22, 2014

The 2015 taxable wage base for the Social Security portion of FICA is $118,500, a 1.28% hike over the 2014 wage base. The 6.2% Social Security tax is payable by both...

Can sick leave hours count toward overtime?

  • July 25, 2014

Q. Last week, one of our hourly employees was out sick on Monday, but she worked a total of 40 hours from Tuesday through Friday. She would like to use her sick leave...

YUM! Brands faces yucky wage-and-hour lawsuit

  • November 11, 2013

The parent corporation for such fast food icons as Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut faces a class-action lawsuit alleging numerous wage-and-hour violations in California.