CalChamber to Host Live Webinar on Complying with New Overtime and Minimum Wage Rules

october-webinar-300x300California employers will learn what they need to know to prepare for the new federal overtime rule when they join California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts for a live webinar on Thursday, October 20.

Until recently, most California employers needed to adjust their payroll systems and overtime rates only when California’s minimum wage rates increased.

But that’s all changing. Employers must now consider federal and local wage requirements in addition to California’s minimum wage rates—all of which gradually increase over time.

Here’s why:

  • Effective December 1, 2016, the new federal overtime rule changes the salary level for exempt employees. Since the new salary requirement is higher than California’s, employers must decide what to do. Do exempt salaries increase or are employees reclassified to nonexempt?
  • Local municipalities are passing their own minimum wage requirements that exceed California’s rates. Depending on your business locations, this could mean different pay in different cities—right now and starting January 1, 2017.
  • Finally, California’s minimum wage rate will increase on January 1, 2017, and continue to incrementally increase thereafter.

Join CalChamber’s employment law experts as they discuss the:

  • New federal overtime rule and what you need to know before December 1, 2016.
  • New California minimum wage law: the scheduled increases and when they apply to which employers.
  • Local minimum wage ordinances.
  • Impact these changes have on minimum salary requirements for exempt employees.

It is important to prepare for these new laws now so businesses are in compliance moving forward.

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber hosts for the live webinar include:

  • Erika Frank, vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. J.D. McGeorge School of Law.
  • Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Pickles joined CalChamber in 2015. She previously represented employers in California and federal employment law litigation, class actions, and private arbitration involving a range of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also investigated and responded to administrative claims before state and federal agencies, and conducted employment law training seminars. J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law

For more information or to register for this webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or go online. The cost is $199.00 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).