Overtime: 2019 Compliance Requirements for Paying Employees in California

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Prerecorded Event
100 minutes
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Understand the Nuances to Comply with All Payroll Requirements in CA


There is a large chunk of workforce in California that's eligible for overtime wages. Yet, 'unpaid overtime claims' comprise the largest category of complaints filed under California’s wage and hours laws. In fact, California sees a higher number of unpaid overtime settlements compared to any other state. And to complicate things, overtime requirements for California employees differ from those in other states. If you want to avoid costly legal troubles later, you should understand California’s overtime laws—and how they apply to your employees.

Understand the requirements for calculating overtime and complying with the state’s wage and hour laws in this informative webinar by payroll expert Vicki M. Lambert. She will not only guide you on how overtime requirements for California employees differ from those in other states, but will also walk you through the specific terms and procedures used while handling the payroll for California workers. Lambert will also share what agencies govern proper payroll compliance for California employers.

After attending this webinar, you will understand both the large differences, as well as the subtle nuances, that make payroll compliance for California employers unique. You will know where California follows the federal standards; where it differs, and how to determine which has priority.

Session Highlights:

The topics covered in this power-packed session will help you:

  • Understand the requirements for calculating overtime and double time in California to ensure compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws
  • Gain sound knowledge of the terms used in wage and hour law regarding paying overtime, such as “regular rate of pay”, “workweek”, “fluctuating workweek”, and “alternative workweek”
  • Learn the calculations needed for when an employee is paid different rates of pay within the same workweek and is due overtime pay
  • Know the requirements for compensatory time off as opposed to make-up time and explain the difference between the two under California law
  • Know where California follows the federal standards and where it differs and how to determine which has priority

Webinar Agenda

  • Overtime: CA has daily and weekly overtime and daily and weekly double time. Learn how to determine when it is straight time, overtime or double time and how to calculate it
  • The definition of a workweek and a workday and their effect on calculating overtime
  • Alternative workweeks: Are your employees eligible, and are you required to offer them alternative workweeks
  • What are considered hours worked
  • How does California require employers to calculate the regular rate of pay
  • Do the eight exceptions to inclusion of payments in the regular rate of pay under the FLSA also apply in California
  • Compensatory time instead of overtime—is it permitted in CA
  • Handling make-up time properly
  • What to do when an employee is paid two or more rates in a work week
  • Overtime for piece workers and commissioned employees
  • What is California’s policy on fluctuating workweeks and overtime pay
  • Are meal and rest period sanctions included in the regular rate of pay
  • Tip credit and compulsory service charges and their effect on overtime
  • Wage orders and their requirements for overtime
  • Overtime and agricultural workers

Who Should Attend

  • Payroll executives/managers/administrators/professionals/practitioners/entry level personnel
  • Human resources executives/managers/administrators
  • Accounting personnel
  • Business owners/executive officers/operations and departmental managers
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys/legal professionals
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of paying employees overtime in the State of California
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About Our Speaker

Vicki M. Lambert

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.

With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer...   More Info
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