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2634723 - FLSA for California Flat Sum Bonus


On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling clarifying how employers must handle flat-sum bonuses (i.e., additional compensation that does not change depending on the number of hours worked by an employee) in the calculation of overtime.

Under this ruling, an employer must:

  • Calculate a non-exempt employee’s additional overtime by dividing the amount of the flat-sum bonus by the actual number of non-overtime hours worked by the employee;
  • Then multiplying that per-hour value by 1.5 (or 2, depending on the applicable multiplier to use) and by the number of overtime hours worked.

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  • SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP
  • SAP ERP with Software Component SAP_HRCUS


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