The Supreme Court recently denied a coalition of industry groups' request to postpone new regulations that make direct care workers -- such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants -- eligible for overtime pay.
Connecticut, Maryland, Florida and various other states have passed laws that take effect today and address such topics as minimum wage, social media privacy, protected leaves, equal employment opportunity and data breaches.
The minimum wage for fast food employees in New York will start at $10.50 for fast food employees in New York City and at $9.75 for fast food employees in the rest of New York State, and gradually increase to $15.00 over the next several years.
On Labor Day, the White House announced that President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave on an annual basis.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in Montano v. Montrose Rest. Assocs. offers guidance for employers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas about how to determine which employees are eligible for the minimum wage tip credit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
New regulations that prohibit third-party employers from claiming the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption for companionship services providers and narrow the range of duties that FLSA-exempt services providers may perform were upheld by the the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Home Care Ass'n of Am. v. Weil.
In Chen v. Major League Baseball Props., the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that seasonal and recreational establishments that are part of a larger business or enterprise may still take advantage of a Fair Labor Standards Act exemption as long they are a "distinct, physical place of business."
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