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For over 30 years, Welch Consulting has assisted clients in matters involving employment practices and complex business litigation. Rigorous analyses with the highest standards of accuracy, clarity and punctuality make Welch Consulting the top choice for the nation’s preeminent law firms and corporations throughout the US.

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New Minimum Wage Affects More Than Low-Wage Employees
Written by Hyowook Chaing & Jora Stixrud
Tuesday, 01 April 2014

 

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Law360, New York (March 27, 2014, 1:06 PM ET) -- On Feb. 12, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour, starting Jan. 1, 2015. For federal contractors who have employees that earn less than $10.10 per hour, this executive order has the potential to impact much more than the wage rates of their lowest paid employees. Employers may need to increase the wages of more than just their lowest paid employees, due to equity and other considerations.

 
It's Not The End Of The Piece Rate Pay System In California
Written by Hyowook Chaing & Jora Stixrud
Tuesday, 11 February 2014

 

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Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 4:40 PM ET) -- Recent decisions in California (Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors and Bluford v. Safeway Stores Inc. along with Armenta v. Osmose Inc.) requiring that employers pay employees the minimum wage for each increment of work time, including nonproductive time and rest breaks, have significantly impacted employers’ pay policies. These decisions are thought to have made it more difficult, if not impossible, for employers to maintain the piece rate pay system. This system, in principle, pays employees based on productive time, which is not necessarily all hours worked. The most popular advice from employment attorneys to employers is to convert their piece rate system to an hourly pay system which may include extra performance-based bonus payments.