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.
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.
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.
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.
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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