All Items: Minimum Wage

  • DOL Plans to Repeal Tip-Pooling Restrictions

    July 24, 2017

    The US Department of Labor set a target date of August 2017 for issuing a Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind the current Fair Labor Standards Act restrictions on "tip pooling by employers that pay tipped employees the full minimum wage directly."

  • Missouri Overrides St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike, Bucking Trend

    July 14, 2017

    At a time when many cities and states are increasing their minimum wage, Missouri will override the $10 St. Louis minimum wage and lower it back to $7.70 to make it consistent with the state's figure.

  • Disney to Pay Millions After Deducting Employees' Wages for Costumes

    March 21, 2017

    The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 employees after the US Department of Labor (DOL) found it had violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Minimum Wage Law

    November 2, 2016

    The Supreme Court of Nevada ruled that employers need only to offer employees a qualifying health plan, but need not necessarily enroll them in such a plan, in order to pay a lower minimum wage.

  • Employers Can Claim Tip Credit Even When Employees Perform "Related Duties," 7th Circuit Rules

    July 21, 2016

    In Schaefer v. Walker Bros. Enters., the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals followed federal guidance that allows employers to claim the minimum wage tip credit even when their employees spend as much as 20 percent of their time performing duties that are related to their occupations but do not explicitly produce tips.

  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • Minimum Wage Increases Advance in San Diego and Washington, DC

    June 8, 2016

    San Diego and Washington, DC, are expected to join the growing ranks of municipalities around the country that have adopted local minimum wage hikes.

  • FLSA Does Not Apply to College Athletes, Federal District Judge Finds

    February 26, 2016

    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.

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