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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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