The Employment Law Manual has been updated and new entries have been added to the Legal Timetable to reflect the recent passage of local minimum wage ordinances in Los Angeles County, California; St. Louis; Birmingham, Alabama; and Johnson County, Iowa.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted an employer-friendly standard for determining whether an intern should be considered an employee entitled to the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A.
The minimum wage will start December 31, 2015, at $10.50 for fast food employees in New York City and $9.75 for fast food employees in the rest of New York State; over the next several years, the minimum wage for both groups will gradually rise to $15.00.
Effective January 1, 2016, members of a bargaining unit recognized by the Illinois Labor Relations Board whose union has contractually agreed to a 1040/2080 alternate shift schedule will be exempt from the state's overtime requirements.
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