WHY NOT LET AN EMPLOYEE STAY HOME TODAY?
Under California’s New Overtime Rules Effective January 1, 1998
YOU MAY BOTH BE BETTER OFF!
California’s new overtime regulations make it easier, more affordable and just plain possible for many employers to offer alternate work schedules and flexible hours to their employees.* **
There are plenty of reasons for employers to offer alternate work weeks and flexible work hours provided by the new overtime regulations. Consider these.
- Most employees like it. Flexible scheduling can improve employee morale.
- Family Nurturing. It helps employees balance family and work. A healthier home life leads to a more productive and attentive work life.
- It’s a great recruitment tool. Who would people rather work for, an employer with a rigid 5-day schedule or one offering flexible hours?
- Less unscheduled absenteeism. With flexible hours, employees can attend to personal business and family commitments without disrupting your business’ planned schedule.
- Traffic. Just think, if 20 percent of the workforce stayed off the freeways, trains and buses each workday, it would allow everyone else to get to work faster, more safely and with less stress!
- It helps the environment. If your business is located in an air quality district that requires trip reduction, flexible scheduling could help you attain your trip reduction goals.
- Fewer headaches for your accountant! The new rules simplify overtime record keeping and eliminate a separate California payroll system for multi-state employers.
- Your bottom line. Flexible scheduling provides a simple way to improve employee morale, increase company loyalty, and at the same time make your businesses more productive and competitive.
*The changes effective 1/1/98 apply to hourly workers under Wage Orders 1, 4, 5, 7 and 9.
** The new rules do not apply to workers who are under a collective bargaining contract if the contract specifies hours of work and overtime pay requirements.