Tag: hourly

Question: How should we pay a nonexempt employee traveling from California to North Carolina, departing on Sunday and returning after eight hours of training on Wednesday at midnight Pacific time? Answer: Based on California wage and hour regulations, compulsory travel time longer than the employee’s normal commute is considered compensable time. The definition of hours…

Question: Can we change our hourly employees to salaried? If so, what is the minimum pay for salaried employees in California? Answer: An employer may pay employees who were previously paid an hourly wage a fixed salary and retain the nonexempt classification, but should be aware of laws surrounding overtime and meal/break requirements ensuring they…

Question: Do we have to pay a nonexempt (hourly) employee to complete training courses outside of his normal working hours when it is a requirement for the job? Answer: The following information is excerpted from the U.S. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: Employees who spend time at lectures, work courses, employer-sponsored training programs or employee…