All Items: Employee Compensation

  • July 1 Brings New Employment Law Requirements

    02 July 2015

    Many new employment laws took effect on July 1, 2015. The laws range from Mississippi's new texting while driving law to the new OSHA HazCom requirements affecting manufacturer labels.

  • DOL Plans to Double Minimum Salary for Overtime-Exempt Employees to $50,440

    30 June 2015

    Under new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations proposed by the US Department of Labor, an estimated 4.6 million workers who are currently overtime-exempt would become eligible for overtime.

  • Rhode Island Poised to Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees

    29 June 2015

    If Rhode Island's governor signs a new bill as expected, the minimum cash wage for tipped workers would increase from $2.89 to $3.39 on January 1, 2016, and to $3.89 on January 1, 2017.

  • Rhode Island Will Raise Minimum Wage to $9.60 to Keep Up With Neighbors

    19 June 2015

    The sponsors of new legislation said Rhode Island's minimum wage needed to keep pace with surrounding states like Connecticut and Massachusetts.

  • Supreme Court Will Hear Tyson Foods Appeal of Class Action Pay Award

    09 June 2015

    The Supreme Court has said it will hear a challenge by Tyson Foods of a $5.8 million judgment involving more than 3,000 workers at the company's Iowa pork-processing plant. The workers claimed Tyson failed to pay them for time spent putting on and taking off protective clothing and equipment.

  • GAO Issues Report on Contingent Workforce

    03 June 2015

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the contingent workforce, which examines the state of part-time workers, those employed by temporary staffing agencies and independent contractors in the workforce.

  • Los Angeles Sets Path for $15 Minimum Wage

    20 May 2015

    The Los Angeles City Council on May 19 voted 14-1 to adopt a motion directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would annually increase the city's minimum wage over the next five years, reaching $15.00 per hour by 2020.

  • New FLSA Regulations Imminent

    12 May 2015

    The US Department of Labor has submitted draft Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a final review before they are presented to the public at large for comment.

  • District of Columbia Increases Inspections, Ensures Wage Theft Law Compliance

    24 April 2015

    The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched an outreach program called the "Zip Code Project" in order to ensure employer implementation of, and compliance with, District of Columbia employment laws, including the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act.

  • Family Dollar Store Manager Exempt From Overtime, 3rd Cir. Rules

    13 April 2015

    Itterly v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., illustrates that employees can spend the majority of their time performing routine work and still be exempt from federal overtime rules.

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