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  • Zombie 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees Could Rise Again

    Date:
    March 24, 2021

    Many parts of the Trump administration's FLSA tip credit rules will take effect as scheduled, while others will be delayed and possibly replaced.

  • Independent Contractor, Joint Employment Rules on the Chopping Block

    Date:
    March 11, 2021

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) rescinding the Trump administration's rules for independent contractors and joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • White House Starts Push for $15 Minimum Wage

    Date:
    January 25, 2021

    President Biden plans a $15.00 minimum wage for federal employees and federal contractors, a first step toward a $15.00 minimum wage for all employees.

  • Independent Contractor and Tip Credit Rules Likely to Be Postponed

    Date:
    January 22, 2021

    The White House has issued a memo directing the US Department of Labor (DOL) to consider postponing until March 23 any rules that were finalized after the November 3 election but have not yet gone into effect.

  • DOL Cites Chicken-Processing Plants for Major Violations

    Date:
    November 24, 2020

    Three poultry companies that operate chicken-processing plants in Mississippi paid their employees below the minimum wage and incorrectly calculated their overtime pay, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced.

  • Florida Voters Approve Phased-In $15 Minimum Wage

    Date:
    November 4, 2020

    A ballot initiative approved on Election Day will amend the state constitution to raise the state's minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026.

  • DOL's "Vertical" Joint Employment Rule Struck Down

    Date:
    September 9, 2020

    A federal district court has vacated the US Department of Labor's so-called vertical joint employment rule, which had made it easier for businesses to avoid liability for Fair Labor Standards Act violations made by staffing agencies, subcontractors and others.

  • Tip Credit Changes May Jar Employers

    Date:
    January 27, 2020

    New legislation, proposed regulations and other directives regarding the minimum wage tip credit could necessitate changes in policies and practices for employers of tipped employees in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

  • DOL Finalizes FLSA Joint Employment Rule

    Date:
    January 13, 2020

    Welcomed by franchisors and others in the business community, the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) joint employment rule takes effect March 16.

  • New Year, New Minimum Wage Rates in 21 States and Many Localities

    Date:
    January 6, 2020

    With the federal minimum wage remaining unchanged for more than 10 years now, states and localities are filling in the gap with new minimum wage laws or increases to existing minimum wages.

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