Wage and Hour: New White Collar Exemption Salary Levels
October 2, 2019
After many delays, the Department issued the new regulations on September 24, 2019, with an effective date of January 1, 2020.
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New Illinois Law Poised to Ban Salary History Inquiries
August 1, 2019
Among the bills awaiting signature by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 that would ban employers from asking job applicants for information about their wage, salary or benefits history. Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the bill, HB834.
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Washington Planning to Increase Exempt Status Salary and Revise Other White Collar Exemptions
February 7, 2019
Many may recall that in 2016, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor issued new rules proposing a significant increase in the minimum salary required to qualify for a white-collar exemption.
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DOL Salary Threshold Increase Appears Dead – For Now
September 12, 2017
Recent developments in the district court and the court of appeals appear to have driven a stake through the heart of the 2016 regulation.
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Governor Signs Oregon’s “Predictive Scheduling” Law
August 8, 2017
On August 8th, the Oregon Governor signed into law Senate Bill 828, which provides that large employers in the retail, hospitality, and food services industries must pay additional compensation to employees for certain scheduling changes.
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Second Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon Employees Went Into Effect 1st of July
July 5, 2017
In March 2016, Oregon enacted a geographically-tiered minimum wage hike. The first increase went into effect last year. The second increase went into effect on July 1, 2017. Scheduled annual minimum wage increases will continue through 2022.
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Are Payment Contingencies in Commission Agreements Worth the Paper They’re Written On?
May 12, 2017
Last month, a federal trial court in Massachusetts held that a former employee was entitled to unpaid commissions under the Wage Act, despite an explicit statement in the employer’s plan that employees who voluntarily resigned were ineligible for incentive payments.
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Is Setting Pay Based on Prior Salary the Same as Setting Pay Based on Sex?
May 11, 2017
Can prior salary justify a pay differential, or does it necessarily perpetuate sex-based pay discrimination? This was the subject of a recent Equal Pay Act (EPA) case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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New York City Prohibits Inquiries Into Salary History
April 17, 2017
On Thursday May 4, New York Mayor de Blasio signed Int. No. 1253-A, the bill prohibiting NYC employers from inquiring about the salary history of an applicant or relying on an applicant’s salary history to determine the applicant’s salary, benefits, or other compensation. This legislation goes into effect on October 31, 2017.
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