All Items: Employee Compensation

  • Oregon Clarifies Employers' 'Location' for Its New Region-Based Minimum Wage

    Date:
    April 22, 2016

    Oregon has proposed new rules that, if adopted, will define an employer's location and clarify how employees should be paid if they work in more than one region.

  • New York Provides Paid Family Leave, Sets Course for $15 Minimum Wage

    Date:
    April 6, 2016

    With 12 weeks of paid family leave per year, New York will have "strongest paid family leave policy in the nation," according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

  • California Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

    Date:
    April 1, 2016

    California's legislature on March 31 passed a bill that, if signed by the governor as expected, will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next six years. The same day, New York's governor announced a deal with state legislators that would dramatically raise the Empire State's minimum wage as well.

  • Recordkeeping Failures Left Employer Vulnerable to Statistical Sampling in Overtime Claim

    Date:
    March 24, 2016

    In Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, the Supreme Court allowed plaintiffs to use an expert witness's estimates of how long employees worked based on a statistical sampling of videotaped observations.

  • Legislation Introduced to Block Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule

    Date:
    March 18, 2016

    The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act aims to restrict proposed rules defining and delimiting the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) overtime exemptions.

  • FLSA Overtime Regulations in the Home Stretch Now

    Date:
    March 15, 2016

    The US Department of Labor on March 14 sent its Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for a final review, which is the next-to-last step in the regulatory process before they are published in the Federal Register.

  • Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors Proposed

    Date:
    March 3, 2016

    The Department of Labor has published a proposed rule to implement President Obama's 2015 executive order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Under the proposed rule, employees could use their paid sick leave not only for their own conditions, but also to care for sick children, parents, spouses or partners.

  • FLSA Does Not Apply to College Athletes, Federal District Judge Finds

    Date:
    February 26, 2016

    A federal district court in Indiana has dismissed a major Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit brought by University of Pennsylvania track athletes against the NCAA that could have placed more than 100 universities at risk of liability. The suit claimed that student athletes meet the criteria for temporary employees of their universities and should be covered under the FLSA.

  • Oregon Passes First-of-Its-Kind Minimum Wage Law With Rates Varying by Region

    Date:
    February 22, 2016

    While many cities and counties around the nation have adopted their own local minimum wage rates, Oregon is the first state to establish regional variations at the state level.

  • What Justice Scalia's Death Means for Pending Employment Cases

    Date:
    February 19, 2016

    Justice Antonin Scalia's death last weekend in the midst of the presidential race has put the Supreme Court at the center of a political firestorm. And with his seat likely to remain vacant for the remainder of the term, it figures to have a significant impact on pending labor and employment cases at the nation's highest court.

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