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  • 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.

  • New York Minimum Wage on Path to $17.00 by 2026

    May 2, 2023

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and key legislators have reached an agreement to gradually raise the state minimum wage over the next several years.

  • Maryland Latest to Join $15.00 Minimum Wage Club

    April 12, 2023

    Under a new bill, Maryland's minimum wage will increase to $15.00 for all employers starting January 1, 2024 - a year earlier for large employers and two and a half years earlier for small employers compared to the increases scheduled under previous law.

  • DOL: Remote Employees Still Must Be Paid for Breaks of Less Than 20 Minutes

    February 13, 2023

    A new Field Assistance Bulletin from the US Department of Labor (DOL) takes longstanding principles used to interpret the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Act (FMLA) and applies them to common situations involving remote workers.

  • Michigan Court Blocks Big Changes to Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Laws

    January 27, 2023

    The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling that was poised to replace Michigan's minimum wage and paid sick leave laws with versions that would have been significantly more beneficial to employees. Worker advocates plan to appeal to Michigan's highest court.

  • California Fast Food Law Temporarily Blocked

    January 4, 2023

    Although there remains a chance the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act) could take effect at a later date, it now faces an uphill battle.

  • Nebraska, Nevada and D.C. OK Minimum Wage Changes

    November 9, 2022

    Although election results had not been certified by local officials as of the time of publication, all three measures held commanding leads in unofficial results and were projected to prevail by reliable third parties.

  • Minimum Wage on Ballot in Nebraska, Nevada and D.C.

    October 31, 2022

    Voters next week will consider measures that would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 in Nebraska, repeal the lower minimum wage for employers that provide health benefits in Nevada and eliminate the tip credit in Washington, D.C.

  • Time Spent Booting Up Computers Is Compensable, 9th Circuit Rules

    October 28, 2022

    The 9th Circuit stressed that its ruling in Cadena v. Customer Connexx LLC is limited to workers using employer-provided computers to perform their duties while working at a central work site.

  • Mishandling Employee Tips Proves Costly for Restaurants

    September 26, 2022

    Sharing servers' tips with managers or using servers' tips to pay other employees' wages is prohibited under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as recent developments highlight.

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