Processing California Payroll? Understand Federal, State, and Local Laws
It has been said that California has a style all its own. This is especially true in the area of employment law. With arguably the greatest amount of wage and hour laws on the books of any state, California makes payroll processing a complex situation. There are plenty of pitfalls and compliance snares that await the unwary employer, including: overtime, mandatory sick leave, split shifts, call-backs, meals and meal periods, donning and doffing, travel time, local minimum wage rules, and more!
Plus: Take into account law changes made for 2018, and you can find yourself in a compliance nightmare. If your payroll department fails to comply or commits the tiniest infraction, serious penalties can and do occur.
Get immediate and comprehensive help from payroll consultant Vicki Lambert, who will specifically outline new minimum wage rates for 2018—at the local, state, and federal levels (hey, even California sometimes follows federal rules). She’ll guide you through the actual math needed for calculating overtime, including the definitions of regular rate of pay, workweek, and workday.
Of course, California also has its own requirements in various areas of wage and hour law that federal law does not address—including paycheck stub requirements and posting regulations—and Lambert will address those, too. She’ll also cover California’s anti-theft wage law, as well as guide you to properly prioritizing compliance under California labor law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, this information-packed session will cover: wage orders, alternative workweeks, payment methods, permissible deductions from pay, and more.
After attending this session, you will understand:
California minimum wage, including the latest information and new rates for 2018
Both California and federal wage/hour laws as they pertain to payroll preparation
California’s mandatory sick leave law
Pay requirements, including permitted pay frequencies and methods
The requirements to satisfy when an employee terminates
How to calculate overtime pay in California
What to consider hours worked, and how to report time pay, split shift pay, and meeting times
When to give employees breaks/lunch or dock for meal periods—and when you’ll be penalized for compliance failures
What to include on a paystub in California
Understand new minimum wage rates for 2018 and beyond (both state and local).
Learn to determine which of the 17 wages orders applies to your company.
California has daily and weekly overtime and daily and weekly double time; learn how to determine when it’s straight time, overtime, or double time.
Understand when/if employees are eligible for alternative workweeks—and whether you’re required to offer them.
Comply with new overtime rules for agricultural workers.
Understand how credits for meals, lodging, or tips affect the current minimum wage.
Find out whether California requires on call pay for all employees, all the time.
Understand if you owe wages to any employee for just showing up to work—even if no work is to be performed.
Learn whether there is a monetary requirement if an employee works a split shift.
Comply with rules for compensating piece workers.
Learn the requirements for posters and payday notices.
Find out what to include in the paystub—and what to leave out.
Know what notices to give employees upon hire, lay off, termination—and leave of absence.
Know how often to pay employees (of various types) in California.
Know which payment methods are permissible—and learn the rules for direct deposit and payroll debit cards.
Learn to determine disposable pay in light of local minimum wage and creditor garnishments.
Understand how to pay out the final paycheck after resignation or termination—and what to do with vacation time left on the books.
Find out how to establish compliant employer policies around meal and rest periods.
Learn key recordkeeping requirements, including required time card punches.
Understand permissible deductions from pay.
Comply with the mandatory sick leave law.
NASBA Category of Study: Accounting
Who Should Attend
Business Owners / Directors
Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities of California wage and hour law and compliance issues in the payroll process
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. ...