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depending upon whether the employee is paid by the hour or a set rate per pay period. A salaried employee is typically not paid more for more hours worked than the minimum, whereas wages are paid for all hours worked, including overtime . Employers include individuals hiring a babysitter to governments and businesses which may hire many thousands of employees. In most western societies, governments are the largest single employers but most of the work force is employed in small and medium businesses in the private sector . Although employees may contribute to an enterprise, the employer maintains control over the productive base of
Several pieces of employment-related legislation are pending before the California Legislature this 2009-2010 term. Some of the more noteworthy items are listed and described as follows: AB 569 (Emmerson) - This bill would specifically exempt construction employees, commercial transportation drivers, and employees in the security services industry from the meal period provisions of Labor Code section 512 provided that the employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement meeting certain conditions. Thus, assuming a valid collective bargaining agreement, an employer in ... Read More
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