New regulations that prohibit third-party employers from claiming the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption for companionship services providers and narrow the range of duties that FLSA-exempt services providers may perform were upheld by the the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Home Care Ass'n of Am. v. Weil.
In Chen v. Major League Baseball Props., the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that seasonal and recreational establishments that are part of a larger business or enterprise may still take advantage of a Fair Labor Standards Act exemption as long they are a "distinct, physical place of business."
California's attorney general approved the title and summary of a ballot initiative that, if approved, would increase the state minimum wage to $11.00 in 2017, and by another $1.00 over each of the next four years. Then, starting in 2022, the minimum wage would be adjusted each year based on the rate of inflation.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report that examines annual changes and trends in immigration-related worksite enforcement, revealing an upward trend in administrative fines and penalties.
The US House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections heard testimony about the US Department of Labor's proposal to roughly double the minimum salary for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Kansas City, Missouri, has passed an ordinance that will establish a local minimum wage of $8.50 an hour on August 24, 2015, and then gradually increase the minimum wage each year until it reaches $13.00 in 2020. After 2020, the minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation each year.
In Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the "primary beneficiary" 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).
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