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If you believe that your employer does not comply with California overtime law, you need to consult an experienced employment law attorney. For a free consultation with a San Francisco employment law attorney, click here.
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By 2018, San Francisco’s Minimum Wage will Increase to $15

By 2018, San Francisco’s Minimum Wage will Increase to $15

Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in San Francisco increased to $11.05 per hour. The increase is a result of the November 2014 ballot measure Proposition J that was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco residents in November 2014. Proposition J is intended to gradually increase San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. 

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How to Calculate Overtime When both Daily and Weekly Overtime Hours Worked in the Same Week

How to Calculate Overtime When both Daily and Weekly Overtime Hours Worked in the Same Week

The following post is written in a Q & A format and is intended to explain employers and employees California overtime law for computing daily and weekly overtime hours for non-exempt employees. It appears there is a misunderstanding as to the correct method of calculating  overtime hours for certain workweeks during which employee’s work hours exceed both the 8-hour daily and 40-hour weekly thresholds.

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Employers May not Average Piece-Rate Compensation to Satisfy Requirements of Minimum Wage Laws

Employers May not Average Piece-Rate Compensation to Satisfy Requirements of Minimum Wage Laws

Question:

I work as an auto mechanic (or automotive service technician) at a local auto dealership in California. My compensation is based on a piece-rate system. In other words, I am paid at a “flag-hour” rate of $25 for specific automotive repair projects.  However, I do not receive any compensation for waiting time between the projects or other minor non-repair assignments.

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