Wage and Hour
Amazon must pay its warehouse workers for time spent undergoing security checks after their shifts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled in a multi-district case involving 42,000 employees.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will repeal the Trump administration's joint employment rule, effective September 28, 2021.
The one-hour premium owed to employees for missed meal, rest or recovery breaks must include not just their hourly wages, but also any other nondiscretionary payments, the Supreme Court of California ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Four new laws boost New Jersey's capacity to investigate and enforce misclassification of independent contractors and further increase the penalties for misclassification.
It is not yet clear whether the 2020 regulations that were repealed now revert back to previous versions or if they are repealed entirely.
If Senate Bill 15 is signed into law as expected, Delaware will become the 11th state that has, or is on a path to have, a $15.00 minimum wage.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) intends to "update and modernize" its regulations for the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), which establishes minimum wages and working conditions for workers on federal public works contracts.
Rhode Island soon will join California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and dozens of localities that either have, or are on a path to have, a $15.00 minimum wage.
Without the new rule, the longstanding "economic realities test" will remain the standard for determining independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The White House predicted its executive order could spur competitors in the same labor markets as federal contractors to increase their wages in an effort to compete for workers.
News: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding federal and state wage and hour laws.
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