All Items: Employee Compensation

  • Illinois to Create Online Employee Misclassification Complaint System

    September 27, 2017

    The Illinois Department of Labor will create an online employee misclassification referral system for employees who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors will be able to file a complaint to multiple agencies at once.

  • Hertz, Thrifty to Pay $2 Million to Settle Local Minimum Wage Complaints

    September 13, 2017

    In one of the largest settlements in the recent history of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, two car rental companies agreed to pay about $2 million to settle claims filed by 157 of their workers seeking back wages under the minimum wage ordinance in SeaTac, Washington.

  • Trump Taps Stanton to Head Wage and Hour Division

    September 5, 2017

    The White House plans to nominate Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Currently executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Stanton also has worked as a labor and employment attorney in both the public and private sectors.

  • $47,476 Minimum Salary Struck Down, New Minimum of About $33,000 Expected

    August 31, 2017

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled that the US Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority when it raised the minimum salary for most overtime-exempt employees to $47,476 last year.

  • No Fluctuating Workweek for Retail Employees Paid by Commission, Connecticut Supreme Court Rules

    August 29, 2017

    The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime also may not be used for delivery drivers or for sales merchandisers, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Williams v. General Nutrition Ctrs., Inc.

  • North Carolina Establishes New Office to Investigate Employee Misclassification

    August 15, 2017

    Effective December 31, 2017, North Carolina will create a new Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to investigate reports of employee misclassification and assist other state agencies in recovering back wages, taxes and more.

  • DOL Asks for Input on New Overtime Rule

    July 25, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is asking employers to offer their feedback on a variety of questions relating to its plans to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules.

  • DOL Plans to Repeal Tip-Pooling Restrictions

    July 24, 2017

    The US Department of Labor set a target date of August 2017 for issuing a Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind the current Fair Labor Standards Act restrictions on "tip pooling by employers that pay tipped employees the full minimum wage directly."

  • Missouri Overrides St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike, Bucking Trend

    July 14, 2017

    At a time when many cities and states are increasing their minimum wage, Missouri will override the $10 St. Louis minimum wage and lower it back to $7.70 to make it consistent with the state's figure.

  • Department of Labor Plans to Revive Opinion Letters

    July 5, 2017

    The Department of Labor will return to issuing opinion letters in response to employers' questions, a move that North Carolina employment attorney Robin Shea calls "very good news for employers."

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