All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Final Overtime Rule Is Right Around the Bend Now

    March 4, 2024

    Recent data suggest the initial minimum salary threshold could come in even higher than the US Department of Labor (DOL) has projected.

  • Independent Contractor Rule Heading Back to Court

    February 23, 2024

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a coalition of businesses to file an amended complaint, meaning they will get another crack at overturning the US Department of Labor's forthcoming independent contractor rule.

  • FLSA and Data Breaches Lead Class Action Claims, Report Shows

    February 9, 2024

    Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to lead class action filings in 2023, while actions for data breaches and privacy violations have surged, according to a recent report on class action lawsuits.

  • The Cost of Violating Federal Employment Laws Is Going Up Again

    January 10, 2024

    Civil money penalties under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and other laws enforced by the US Department of Labor (DOL) are going up by 3% starting January 15.

  • Independent Contractor Rule Will Take Effect March 11

    January 9, 2024

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) will establish an "economic realities test" that will make it more difficult for businesses to treat workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • FLSA Independent Contractor Rule Clears Final Hurdle

    January 4, 2024

    A new rule that would make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is imminent now that the White House has finished its final review.

  • Final Overtime Rule Coming in April 2024, DOL Says

    December 8, 2023

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) plans to have its overtime rule take effect 60 days after it is finalized, meaning it could be in force as soon as June 2024.

  • DOL Brings Its "Full Authority" to Bear on Child Labor

    December 7, 2023

    In cases where child labor violations do not result in a serious injury, the US Department of Labor DOL will now apply the maximum civil money penalty of $15,138 for each violation rather than for each child.

  • New York State Passes "Freelance Isn't Free Act"

    December 1, 2023

    Companies that hire freelancers in New York soon will be required to enter into written contracts and provide timely payments under a new law taking effect May 20, 2024.

  • California Sets $20 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

    September 29, 2023

    AB 1228 represents a more employer-friendly version of the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which was passed in 2022 but then blocked earlier this year before it could go into effect.

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