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NJ Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment to Increase Minimum Wage

On Tuesday, New Jersey voters approved a Constitutional amendment which will increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour on January 1, 2014....more

11/8/2013 - Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wages

NY DOL Issues Final Wage Deduction Regulations

The NY DOL’s final regulations regarding an employers’ ability to reduce employee wages for overpayments recently took effect. Consistent with the DOL’s proposed regulations, which we discussed here, the final regulations...more

11/6/2013 - DOL Overpayment Wage Deductions Wages

Jersey City Business Owners Must Provide Paid Sick Time

On September 25, 2013, Jersey City became the first municipality in the state of New Jersey to pass legislation mandating that businesses provide paid sick time to their employees. Jersey City joins San Francisco, Washington,...more

10/25/2013 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Paid Leave Retaliation Sick Leave

Home Health Care Worker Exemption Narrowed by USDOL Final Rule

On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor issued its final rule extending the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to home health care workers. This new rule is...more

10/8/2013

Reducing Exposure for Independent Contractor Misclassification

Federal and state agencies continue to crackdown on employers who misclassify “employees” as “independent contractors.” Employers can realize significant cost savings when they classify workers as independent contractors as...more

6/18/2013

City Settles with High Ranking Fire Officials for Overtime Backpay

On March 14, 2013 a Federal Judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania approved an FLSA settlement between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Fire Department’s high-ranking fire officials....more

3/22/2013 - Exempt-Employees Firemen FLSA Unpaid Overtime

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