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.

Is refusing overtime insubordination?

  • July 05, 2013

Q. Despite being given two hours’ notice, an employee refused to work overtime at the end of his shift because he said he had plans to attend his son’s...