All Items: Employee Compensation

  • 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.

  • Puzder, a Foe of Minimum Wage and Overtime Rule, Tapped to Lead DOL

    December 9, 2016

    Under Puzder's leadership, the US Department of Labor would be unlikely to continue its appeal of a preliminary injunction against its overtime rule.

  • Court Halts Overtime Rule

    November 23, 2016

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22 issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the US Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1.

  • New York City to Protect Freelancers From Nonpayment for Gigs

    November 11, 2016

    The New York City Council's Freelance Isn't Free Act creates and enhances protections for freelance workers, spotlighting gig economy enforcement issues at the municipal level.

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