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.
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.
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.
The 9th Circuit's ruling in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, conflicts with rulings from the 4th and 5th Circuits, setting up a split in the circuits that may eventually be resolved by the Supreme Court.
In Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Assoc., the Supreme Court ruled that federal agencies do not need to use the notice-and-comment procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when they wish to issue a new interpretation of a regulation that deviates significantly from one they had previously adopted.
According to new statistics, a greater proportion of the US Department of Labor's enforcement actions are being targeted at industries that commonly use franchising, independent contractors, subcontracting and third-party intermediaries such as temporary employment agencies or labor brokers.
A new order from the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor will eliminate distinctions among various types of employees and establish a uniform minimum cash wage for all tipped employees.
Legislation establishing new employee notice requirements for employers in the District of Columbia is projected to take effect on February 26, according to the District's Department of Employment Services.
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