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State and Local Minimum Wages Set to Rise in 2016

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that one of my main focuses from day to day is updating you on ordinances, ballot initiatives, and other local and state actions on minimum wages, paid family or sick leave, and ...

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Amended New York Law Gives Wage and Hour Plaintiffs Direct Access to Shareholders’ Pockets

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New York employers and their shareholders will start facing substantially increased liability for wage and hour violations in January now that the state has again amended its Business Corporation Law.  The latest change allows plaintiffs in wage and hour cases ...

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FLSA FAQ: Paying Non-Exempt Employees for Attending Lectures, Training, and Meetings

Before Thanksgiving, we discussed when for profit, non-profit, and public sector employers may accept volunteer service from employees. One of our readers, an HR director at a telecom company, pointed out that there is one other kind of “volunteer” service ...

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FLSA FAQ: Giving FLSA-Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Other Holiday Gifts to Employees

For readers in the U.S., tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the start of a long holiday weekend for many of us.  As we head into the holiday break, it is a good time to address how employers should handle holiday gifts ...

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FLSA FAQ: The “Starter” Minimum Wage Already Exists, But Isn’t Very Useful

Two topics that we have heard quite a bit about during all of the GOP debates so far are immigration and the minimum wage–two of my favorites.  We’ll leave the immigration debate aside for now, but I want to highlight ...

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DOL Starts Enforcing New Home Health Care Provider Rule Today

As we discussed in October, the Supreme Court denied a request to stay the Department of Labor’s new “Home Care” Final Rule, which prohibits third-party employers from using the overtime exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for certain domestic ...

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Local Minimum Wage Measures Produce Mixed Bag in 2015 Elections

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that one of my main focuses from day to day is updating you on ordinances, ballot initiatives, and other local and state actions on minimum wages, paid family or sick leave, and ...

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Supreme Court Denies Request to Delay DOL Home Care Wage Rule

In a form order without explanation, Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday declined home health care industry groups’ request to delay a lower court’s ruling upholding the Department of Labor’s new regulations governing home health care workers aimed at boosting wages. He did not ...

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Tip Credits, Tip Pooling Continue to be Hot Issues in FLSA Litigation

The hospitality industry is ground zero for many of the hottest wage and hour issues under the FLSA and state laws, both in lawsuits filed by plaintiffs’ attorneys and in federal and state department of labor investigations. Tip credit and ...

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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to Increase for 2016

The President’s Executive Order 13658, released in October 2014, which set a minimum wage for certain federal contractor employees requires that the Department of Labor adjust the minimum wage on an annual basis. Earlier this month in the Federal Register, ...

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