A ruling in favor of the employees "creates the potential for significant and completely unanticipated financial liability for thousands of employers throughout the United States who either use security screening themselves or who have employees who must otherwise undergo such screening," according to groups representing employers.
On January 1 of each year, the new minimum wage for federal contractors will be adjusted by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, rounded to the nearest five cents.
Items such as flame-retardant jackets, hardhats and work gloves that are both designed and used to cover the body and are commonly regarded as articles of dress count as clothes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Supreme Court ruled in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp.
Under a new regulation, tipped employees in Maryland who spend more than 20 percent of their work time performing non-tip producing duties directly related to their tipped occupation must be paid the full minimum wage for that time.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Veterans' Employment Act, which will give veterans preference in being hired for temporary state jobs. This staffing decision affects the for-profit temporary employment services agencies that had usually filled the state employers' contingent employee needs while civil workers were on vacation or leave.
Under the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drivers classified as independent contractors will need to satisfy either a variation of the ABC Test or an 11-factor test for determining whether they constitute a separate business entity.
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