Sabrina Clay

Sabrina Clay is VP Client Solutions for TalentWave.

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California Minimum Wage Increase has Far-Reaching Impact
March 22nd, 2015

Preserving Employees’ Exempt Status Will Likely Affect Employers In 2014, California’s minimum wage increased from $8.00/hr. to $9.00/hr effective July 1. The wage rate will increase to $10/hr January 2016. One important yet less obvious component to this pay increase requirement is the salary test to preserve an employee’s exempt status. Under Assembly Bill 10, […]


California Mandates Sick Leave for Employees
November 20th, 2014

California joins Connecticut and becomes the second state to enact a sick leave law On September 10th, California Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” (AB1522) to provide workers with paid sick leave2. This effort provides sick leave access to millions of Californians (roughly 40% of the State’s workforce) […]


Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Good Idea or Job Killer?
August 19th, 2014

California’s Bill Dividing State Government and Local Business Owners When employees have to make a decision whether to suffer through illness at work or take a day off with no pay, many are faced with a tough choice. That decision not only impacts them but their coworkers and customers as illness can affect everyone who […]


Vermont’s Minimum Wage set to be Highest in the U.S.
July 25th, 2014

State’s Proposed Wage Increase Passes Obama’s Plan to Raise Federal Minimum Wage Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) is set to sign the state’s bill which would increase the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, the highest in the country. The new wage would be $.40 more per hour over President Obama’s proposed $10.10 federal increase. […]


Bay Area Adds More Benefits to Local Workers
June 17th, 2014

Multiple Municipalities Required to Offer Commuter Benefits in Coming Months The Bay Area Air Quality Management District in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently announced the introduction of the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, an ordinance which will require all employers with 50 or more full time employees in the Bay Area to provide […]


New York City Expands Earned Sick Leave Law
May 15th, 2014

New Law Will Benefit Over 1 Million New Yorkers Last June the New York City Council voted the Earned Sick Time Act into law following an initial veto of the bill by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Now almost one year later under Mayor Bill de Blasio, the law will go into effect on April 1. For […]


Another Locality Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
April 16th, 2014

Newark, New Jersey Latest to Enforce Protection for Workers Late last month the City Council for Newark, New Jersey passed a required paid sick leave ordinance for nearly every employee who works in the city. Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is expected to sign the bill into law, and once effective employees including W-2 contractors who […]


Ontario Proposes Broad New Legislation to Protect Workers
February 21st, 2014

Labor Minister Announces Protection in the Workplace Following Questionable Actions by Temp Agencies and Recruiters Fair worker treatment throughout Canada continues to be a major issue in the workplace. The Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act was introduced by Ontario Labor Minister Yasir Naqvi in early December 2013, and is aimed at better protecting […]


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