All Items: Employee Compensation

  • Disney to Pay Millions After Deducting Employees' Wages for Costumes

    March 21, 2017

    The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 employees after the US Department of Labor (DOL) found it had violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • After St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance Rises From the Dead, Legislature Moves to Strike It Back Down

    March 8, 2017

    St. Louis is preparing to enforce its recently resurrected minimum wage ordinance, but a bill to preempt it and other Missouri cities from enacting local minimum wage ordinances is advancing quickly through the state legislature.

  • States Limiting Municipal Power to Regulate, Preemption Report Finds

    February 28, 2017

    The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a report that chronicles the limiting of municipal rights to regulate employers by state governments.

  • Trump Nominates Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor

    February 17, 2017

    President Trump moved quickly to fill the Secretary of Labor role, nominating Alexander (Alex) Acosta less than 24 hours after his first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it appeared he did not have the votes to be confirmed by the Senate. Acosta would be the first Latino member of Trump's cabinet if confirmed.

  • Seattle Proposes Revisions to Minimum Wage Rules

    February 16, 2017

    The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has proposed revisions to the city's minimum wage rules intended to reflect a 2015 wage theft ordinance, a ballot initiative increasing the statewide minimum wage and other developments.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    February 10, 2017

    The US Supreme Court will wait to hear a trio of mandatory arbitration cases involving class action waivers in employment until its next term, which does not begin until October. The delay makes it more likely that Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, if confirmed, will be in a position to cast a possible decisive vote.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    January 20, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of cases involving whether employers can use mandatory arbitration clauses to ban employees from bringing class action lawsuits over workplace disputes. A ruling is expected by the end of the Court's term in late June.

  • Enforcing New York's New Minimum Wage to Be Priority of 200-Plus Investigators

    January 9, 2017

    The new Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit will draw on investigators from a number of state agencies, including the Department of Labor, Department of Taxation, Workers Compensation Board and the Department of State.

  • California Employer Gets Landmark Criminal Conviction For Wage Theft

    December 15, 2016

    In a landmark California case, a San Diego restaurant owner has been sentenced to two years in jail for promising wages to immigrant workers but paying them only in tips. This marks the first criminal conviction under the state's toughened wage theft law.

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