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
California's state labor agency says its efforts to step up enforcement of wage and hour laws are working....more
An employer may prorate the base pay of a salaried employee without forfeiting the employee's exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as long as it covers the shortfall with additional...more
A new 5-4 ruling from the US Supreme Court could make it more difficult for employees to file costly Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits that involve multiple plaintiffs (i.e., a collective action), but its applicability...more
Employers should expect increased enforcement of key federal employment laws and the potential expansion of state paid leave programs if Congress funds the White House's budget priorities....more
A new federal appeals court ruling on March 26, 2013, shows the old warning "buyer beware" applies not just to used cars but also to companies....more
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that insurance investigators tasked with detecting and deterring insurance fraud are exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Foster v....more