In the latest example of the federal government's ongoing efforts to aggressively enforce wage and hour laws, the Philadelphia-based restaurant and sports bar chain Chickie's & Pete's has agreed to pay more than $6.8 million...more
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concludes that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour could reduce employment by 500,000 jobs....more
The new minimum wage for employees of federal contractors will be adjusted for inflation each year, according to an executive order signed by President Obama on February 12....more
The US Supreme Court issued a ruling that will make it easier for an employer to avoid paying unionized employees for time spent putting on and taking off certain protective gear.
New York employers will soon find it more difficult to classify commercial delivery drivers as independent contractors.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on January 10 signed a new law that the New York City Teamsters called "the...more
Arkansas' attorney general has certified a ballot resolution that would raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.00 over the next three years.
The group that proposed the resolution, Give Arkansas a Raise Now,...more
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers do not need to pay overtime to salespersons who are customarily and regularly engaged in making sales away from the employer's place of business.
Two restaurants in California have been fined $1.9 million for a variety of wage and hour violations as the result of an investigation by state and federal labor agencies.
The fines mark the latest example of joint...more
To help simplify recordkeeping, federal law allows employers to round the time worked by hourly employees to the nearest quarter hour.
But, as a $2.75 million settlement by uniform services provider ARAMARK...more
New York is now collaborating with the federal government to go after employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors.
The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on November 18 entered...more
As part of an annual inflation adjustment required by state statute, Missouri will increase its minimum wage rate by 15 cents to $7.50 per hour, effective January 1, 2014, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial...more
Starting January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in Vermont will rise 13 cents to $8.73 per hour, the Vermont Department of Labor has announced.
Like nine other states, Vermont makes annual adjustments to its minimum wage...more
Arizona, Florida and San Jose, CA, all recently announced annual cost-of-living adjustments to their minimum wage rates.
Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage rate will rise from $7.80 to $7.90 in Arizona, from...more
A new appeals court ruling illustrates that an employer that pays a salary to an employee who is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should also ensure that the employee agrees the salary covers...more
Starting January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in Colorado will most likely rise from $7.78 to $8.00 while the minimum wage in Montana will rise from $7.80 to $7.90.
Washington state's minimum wage rate will rise to $9.32 next year, part of an annual inflation adjustment meant to help employees' pay keep pace with the cost of living.
New regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) mean most employers will need to begin paying the minimum wage and, potentially, overtime to direct care workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and...more
California is on course to raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2018.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the leaders of both chambers of the state legislature on September 11 announced their support for a bill that would raise...more
New legislation could soon allow California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) to assess employers that violate the state's minimum wage laws with liquidated damages - double the wages owed plus...more
A new ruling may make it more difficult for a unionized employer operating in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use arbitration agreements to avoid fighting a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit in the federal...more
Starting next year, construction contractors that employ independent contractors in Illinois will face new reporting requirements and the possibility of increased penalties and individual liability for misclassification....more
New York's appeals court has issued a new ruling that will help employers determine whether supervisors in the hospitality industry may participate in tip pools....more
A new Florida law has been enacted in an effort to address employers' struggles to comply with a patchwork of local laws. Fla. Stat. § 218.077, as amended by 2013 Bill Text FL H.B. 655....more
Two unpaid interns at the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures were actually employees owed the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal court has ruled. Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., +2013...more
Connecticut's legislature on May 29 passed a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 to $8.70 in 2014 and then again to $9.00 in 2015. +2013 Bill Text CT S.B. 387, as amended....more