Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its final overtime rule on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, increasing the minimum salary level for exempt status to $35,568 per year for a full-time employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) effective January 1, 2020. But California employers must meet higher minimum salary requirements and other nuances
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iStock_000015087680_LargeIt’s been said the best things in life are free. In California, where running a business is very expensive, an unpaid internship program might seem a perfect gift. Employers of all sizes and in virtually all industries use internships to train and identify the next generation of superstar employees. Interns frequently bring new ideas to challenging business problems and provide
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The California DLSE has been busy!  Following the May release of A Report on the State of The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement  by Labor Commissioner, Julie A. Su, the DLSE issued a press release highlighting “record-breaking results for labor law enforcement in California.”  The news is that, in 2012, the field investigators assessed 462% more in minimum wages and
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