Minimum Wage

Hawaii: State and Federal Laws Increase the Minimum Salary Requirements for Exempt Employees
June 27, 2024
On June 21, 2024, Hawaii Governor Josh Green signed into law a bill that increases the minimum monthly salary employees must earn under the “guaranteed monthly salary” exemption of the Hawaii Wage and Hour Law.
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2024 Minimum Wage Update
January 3, 2024
Many states and municipalities are increasing their minimum wage for 2024. Here is a list.
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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Rates Increasing up to 5.6% on July 1, 2023
April 17, 2023
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has announced new minimum wage rates throughout Oregon that will take effect on July 1, 2023.
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Michigan: Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time - Significant Changes May Take Effect for all Employers on February 20th
January 19, 2023
In 2018, special interest groups began gathering signatures for two ballot initiatives, the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “IWOWA”) and the Earned Sick Time Act (the “ESTA”).
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Inflation, State Minimum Wages, And Employers' Sisyphian Rock
June 21, 2022
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in May 2022, the rate of inflation reached 8.6 percent – the highest rate in over 40 years. Though unwelcome, the report was hardly surprising. Businesses and consumers alike have seen the cost of almost everything rising since 2021.
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California Hikes 2023 Minimum Wage
May 16, 2022
We encourage all California employers to review their wage rates to ensure continued compliance with California’s 2023 rates, including reviewing the salary rates of all exempt employees.
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Nevada Minimum Wage Increases July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
Nevada’s minimum wage will increase July 1, 2020 to $8.00 an hour for the lower tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been offered/made available) and $9.00 an hour for the higher tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have not been offered/made available).
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Alabama Minimum Wage Preemption Upheld (For Now)
December 13, 2019
On December 13, 2019, the full Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage Law.
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like [Bonus Time] Everywhere You Go…
December 3, 2019
It’s that time of year where employers and employees alike get into the holiday spirit. Being the wage and hour blog that it is, I thought about sharing a few general holiday reminders.
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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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