The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has proposed revisions to the city's minimum wage rules intended to reflect a 2015 wage theft ordinance, a ballot initiative increasing the statewide minimum wage and other developments.
Minimum wage rates will gradually increase over the next four years, eventually reaching $12.00 in Arizona, Colorado and Maine, and $13.50 in Washington. Starting in 2021, the minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation once a year.
In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In Corbin v. Time Warner, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a neutral rounding policy will not violate the FLSA even if every employee does not always gain or break even over every pay period.
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