All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Bill to Define "Joint Employer" Passes House

    November 13, 2017

    H.R. 3441, known as the "Save Local Business Act," would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to narrow the circumstances under which an employer will be considered a joint employer.

  • New York City Fleshes Out Predictable Scheduling Law

    October 31, 2017

    New York City has issued proposed rules that define several key terms and provide further details about the requirements of the Fair Work Practices Law (also known as the Fair Workweek Law).

  • DOL Appeals Overtime Injunction

    October 30, 2017

    The US Department of Labor is appealing the permanent injunction blocking the Obama administration's 2016 overtime rule not to uphold the $47,476 salary threshold but rather to preserve its authority to set a lower salary threshold.

  • Illinois to Create Online Employee Misclassification Complaint System

    September 27, 2017

    The Illinois Department of Labor will create an online employee misclassification referral system for employees who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors will be able to file a complaint to multiple agencies at once.

  • Hertz, Thrifty to Pay $2 Million to Settle Local Minimum Wage Complaints

    September 13, 2017

    In one of the largest settlements in the recent history of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, two car rental companies agreed to pay about $2 million to settle claims filed by 157 of their workers seeking back wages under the minimum wage ordinance in SeaTac, Washington.

  • Trump Taps Stanton to Head Wage and Hour Division

    September 5, 2017

    The White House plans to nominate Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Currently executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Stanton also has worked as a labor and employment attorney in both the public and private sectors.

  • $47,476 Minimum Salary Struck Down, New Minimum of About $33,000 Expected

    August 31, 2017

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled that the US Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority when it raised the minimum salary for most overtime-exempt employees to $47,476 last year.

  • No Fluctuating Workweek for Retail Employees Paid by Commission, Connecticut Supreme Court Rules

    August 29, 2017

    The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime also may not be used for delivery drivers or for sales merchandisers, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Williams v. General Nutrition Ctrs., Inc.

  • North Carolina Establishes New Office to Investigate Employee Misclassification

    August 15, 2017

    Effective December 31, 2017, North Carolina will create a new Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to investigate reports of employee misclassification and assist other state agencies in recovering back wages, taxes and more.

  • DOL Asks for Input on New Overtime Rule

    July 25, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is asking employers to offer their feedback on a variety of questions relating to its plans to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules.

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