Suspending for Discipline

Question: We want to suspend an employee to get his attention.  What do you think? John has been late a number of times over the last six months. His supervisor has given him a verbal warning, and a written warning. He’s been warned that one more tardy this month and...

Termination Package

Question: What Must I Give Employees Who Are Leaving Our Company? Answer:  In addition to final payment of wages, employees who are separating employment in California must receive specific documents on their way out the door.  Make sure your documents are up to date....

Pregnancy Disability Leave

Question: Our employee has been out on PDL eight (8) weeks and plans on taking an additional six weeks off after her pregnancy disability ends to bond with her baby.  We have 15 employees and she does not qualify for FMLA or CFRA. Do I need to do anything? Answer: If...

Outside Salespersons

Question: What is the minimum pay required for outside salespersons in California? Answer: If an Outside Salesperson is properly classified as “exempt,” by meeting the job duties test for an Outside Salesperson, there is no minimum salary requirement.  An Outside...

Meeting Time

Question: If we have an employee working from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (employee takes a one hour unpaid meal period) and then have a mandatory meeting the same day from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., do I just pay him for the hour for the meeting (at the overtime rate) or do...