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New Jersey Minimum Wage Set To Increase To $8.38 Per Hour

New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.25 to $8.38 per hour on January 1, 2015....more

11/14/2014 - Employee Rights Minimum Wage New Legislation

Employer Can Be Liable For Its Predecessor’s FLSA Violations

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employer can be liable for its predecessor’s violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Thompson v. Real Estate Mortgage Network, No. 12-3828 (3d Cir. Apr. 4, 2014)....more

4/17/2014 - ADEA Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues ERISA FLSA MPPAA NLRA Successor Liability Successors Title VII

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

Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise To Pay Nearly 200k For Failing To Pay Its Manager On A Salary Basis

After a nearly two year investigation, the USDOL is requiring a franchisee which operates 55 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout New Jersey and New York to pay nearly $200,000 for overtime violations. The USDOL found that...more

10/7/2013 - DOL Employee Benefits FLSA Franchises Managers Wages

New York Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Addressing Tip Pool Arrangements

The New York Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion addressing Starbucks’ tip pooling practices with regard to its shift supervisors and assistant store managers, which we discussed here....more

8/7/2013 - Managers Restaurant Industry Starbucks Supervisors Tip-Pooling Tips Wages

New York Court of Appeals to Decide Whether Supervisors May Pool Tips With Employees

On May 28, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral argument in two cases, which are likely to impact New York’s restaurant and hospitality industries. ...more

6/7/2013 - Hospitality Industry Restaurant Industry Starbucks Supervisors Tip-Pooling

Eastern District Court of New York Enforces Arbitration Agreement’s FLSA Collective Action Waiver

In the wake of the Eighth Circuit’s recent decision in Owens v. Bristol Care, Inc., the Eastern District Court of New York has joined the growing list of federal courts that have found FLSA collective action waivers contained...more

2/28/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB FLSA NLRA NLRB Torres v United Healthcare Services

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