Minimum Wage

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Two – Paralegals
July 10, 2019
In our last blog post, we revealed a three-part series intended to address the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.  The second of these opinion letters, FLSA2019-8, addresses whether paralegals employed by a trade organization are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.
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Stiff New Employer Penalties Included In Illinois $15 Minimum Wage Bill
February 15, 2019
On February 14, 2019, the Illinois House approved Senate Bill 1, which increases the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 per hour by 2025.
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Missouri: Uncertainty Continues Regarding Proper Payment Of Tipped Employees
January 16, 2019
The use of tip credits by employers involves the crediting of tips an employee earns toward their hourly pay and, as a result, reducing the amount the employer contributes toward meeting the relevant minimum wage threshold.
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Michigan Governer Rick Snyder Signs Into Law Acts Addressing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave
December 20, 2018
On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “Wage Act”) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “Leave Act”).
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2019 Minimum Wage Update
December 11, 2018
As the end of the year approaches it is important for employers to begin looking to 2019 and be aware of the changes that must be instituted.
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Missouri’s Proposition B – More than Just a Minimum Wage Hike
November 19, 2018
When Missouri voters went to the polls on November 6, they considered and passed (by a fairly wide margin) Proposition B, a proposed increase to the state’s minimum wage.
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California: Local Minimum-Wage Increase In Effect: Time To Check Your Payroll
July 13, 2018
California employers, it may be time once again to update your payroll. On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased in many cities in California, including Los Angeles.
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Oregon Minimum Wage Increase
July 2, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, Oregon minimum wage rates will be increased.
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Reminder about State and Local Minimum Wage Increases in Maryland and D.C.
July 2, 2018
As of July 1, 2018, the following Maryland jurisdictions had an increase in the minimum wage rate:
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Nevada Supreme Court Interprets Health Benefits Under The Minimum Wage Amendment
June 18, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an important decision interpreting health benefits under Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment (MWA).
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DOL Provides Clarification on FLSA Tip Pooling Amendments
April 10, 2018
On April 9, 2018, the Department of Labor announced the issuance of a Field Assistance Bulletin clarifying the recent amendments to the tip pooling provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which were incorporated in the omnibus budget bill that was passed by Congress on March 21, 2018.
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New York State Planning to Expand Call-In Pay Requirements for Most Employers
December 20, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued proposed regulations seeking to impose new pay obligations on employers who change employee work schedules on short notice or schedule shifts less than two weeks in advance, and expanding current requirements for additional pay when an employee subject to call reports for work.
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Minneapolis Wage Theft Ordinance Imposes New Burdens On Employers Even Employers Without Facilities in Minneapolis

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