Tag: de minimis

Milpitas Wage Theft Ordinance On March 20, 2018, the Milpitas City Council adopted Ordinance No. 295 to protect Milpitas workers from wage theft. Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee and includes the failure to pay overtime, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification, illegal deductions in…

Question: Can an employer deny paying overtime when the time is not pre-approved? If not, what are the options? Answer: Technically, if an employee is clocked in to work, the employee is to be paid for work performed regardless of authorization. According to the federal Department of Labor (DOL) regulations: “An announcement by the employer…

Question: We would like to better understand the controlled group rules as it relates to health care reform (we know the IRS controlled group rules for business transactions).  Let’s assume that a company has common ownership of two businesses.  Company 1 has 100 employees and Company 2 has 200 employees.  They decide NOT of offer health…