Littler's Wage & Hour attorneys cover the wage and hour issues confronting employers today. The purpose of Littler's podcasts is to provide helpful information for employers, addressing the latest developments in labor and employment relations. They are not a substitute for experienced legal counsel and do not provide legal advice or attempt to address the numerous factual issues that arise in any employment-related issue.
110 - Heads-Up for Public Contractors: Prevailing Wage Trends and Potential Exposure
Russ McEwan, significantly experienced in construction and prevailing wage requirements, discusses key issues facing government contractors with fellow Littler attorney Kurt Rose. Russ addresses the expansion of prevailing wage obligations in public construction work and common employer compliance hurdles. Russ and Kurt also review the typical life cycle of a prevailing wage dispute and potential risks for employers and individuals – including liability for subcontractor misconduct.
109 - Wage and Hour Dilemmas for Construction Industry Employers
Littler’s Russ McEwan and Lindsay Sorin discuss some of the most common wage and hour issues that our construction industry clients face, and offers practical solutions to minimize risk.
108 - California Employers Beware: Your Employee May Be A “Private Attorney General”
In just the last two years, there has been an explosion in the number of claims being brought against California employers under the state’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). The claims typically involve allegations of technical violations of payroll practices and other wage and hour laws, such as the failure to provide duty-free, uninterrupted meal breaks. While such an oversight may seem trivial, because of the existence of “derivative penalties,” the legal exposure from such cases can be significant. In this podcast, Littler Mendelson Senior Shareholder Bruce Sarchet discusses the basics of California’s PAGA, and provides practical suggestions for addressing such claims. In addition, Bruce identifies measures employers can take to help avoid such claims in the future.
107 - California’s New “Two-Tier” Minimum Wage
107 - California’s New “Two-Tier” Minimum Wage by Littler Wage & Hour Podcast
106 - 30 Days to Comply with the DOL’s New Overtime Rules: Are You Ready?
Is your organization ready for this change or are you in panic mode? In this podcast you will hear from Littler principal Tammy McCutchen who has been closely monitoring these developments and served as the Department of Labor wage and hour administrator the last time the overtime regulations were revised. Tammy shares her wealth of knowledge and answers frequently asked questions about the Final Rule including:
• Will the new rules really go into effect on December 1st?
• How much notice do employers need to give employees about the changes?
• Does an employer continue to pay the reclassified employees on a salary basis?
• Is there a less costly option if an employer decides to reclassify to non-exempt and begin paying overtime?
These questions and many more will be answered in this timely podcast.
105 - California’s New Fair Pay Act: Employer’s Compliance Action Plan
In this podcast, Littler Shareholder Bruce Sarchet provides historical insight into California’s Fair Pay Act and breaks down the recent major changes in the law. He discusses the impact of those changes on your workplace now, and what specific steps you can be taking to help limit liability in this area. Bruce’s basic, nuts and bolts approach to breaking down the Fair Pay Act will help your team make sense of this otherwise confusing law, and his five action steps will provide guidance to all employers to develop an approach to the challenges presented by this revised law.