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Picking a Fight: How California Makes Employment Law Peculiar

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Our mission here at Cal-Pecs is to illuminate how California employment law differs from the law that employers generally experience throughout America. In this back-to-basics piece, we provide some...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: May 2017 #4

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, a California Department of Transportation worker with severe allergies to scents and household chemicals won a $3.3 million jury verdict in a disability harassment lawsuit. The employee claimed that his...more

California Labor Commissioner Issues New Guidance on Paid Sick Leave

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office recently issued new guidance regarding the application and administration of the state’s paid sick leave law. The new guidance addresses the interplay between the law and...more

Answers to Seven Complicated Questions About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Previously, we addressed eight common questions that employers have about Arizona’s new paid sick time (“PST”) law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. As the law is complex, we are answering seven of the more difficult,...more

Georgia Governor Signs Law Preempting Predictive Scheduling Ordinances

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law expanding the reach of a pre-existing statute that prohibits Georgia localities from passing ordinances affecting worker pay in Georgia. The amendment is in...more

Reminder for Seasonal Recreational Facility Employers as Summertime Approaches: Minimum wage, overtime are not always part of...

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With graduation season upon us and temperatures warming up, it is only a matter of time before amusement and theme parks, beaches, and pools see an influx of visitors as families begin their summer vacations. Many of these...more

Play is Not Work: Judge Dismisses Former USC Linebacker’s Wage and Hour Lawsuit

by Baker Donelson on

Former University of Southern California football player Lamar Dawson’s attempt to be declared an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was soundly defeated in federal court. Dawson brought the lawsuit on...more

Missouri Legislature Passes State Minimum Wage Bill

In the waning hours of Missouri’s 2017 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed HB 1194, which prohibits Missouri cities from establishing minimum wage rates higher than the state’s minimum wage—which is...more

A Wild Ride - Reviewing the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session for Employers

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Like on The Monster at Adventureland, the 2017 legislative session was a thrill ride full of ups and downs for Iowa employers. Starting with the signing of the collective bargaining bill in February and continuing to last...more

Macron: The Winding Road to Labour Reforms

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On 14 May 2017, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron with a strong 66% majority officially started his five year mandate. His first duty was to appoint a Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, a Conservative, who will now form a...more

Missouri Legislature Approves Minimum Wage Preemption Bill

by Littler on

As St. Louis native Yogi Berra famously remarked, “[i]t is not over until it’s over.” Yogi’s aphorism is certainly true with respect to the St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance. To recap, the Ordinance was passed in 2015, but a...more

The Practical NLRB Advisor - Issue 5, Spring 2017

Mom’s Home Cookin’ prides itself on the strong relationship it has built with its employees over more than 25 years in business. The bustling restaurant has grown from a humble beginning, with just two employees, to a...more

General Election countdown: Let’s get ready to rumble

by Dentons on

With just over three weeks until the General Election, the parties are getting ready to pack a punch. It seems that workers’ rights are high on the political agenda and likely to feature in all the main manifestos, official...more

Restaurants: Do your employees know that you take the tip credit?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

If not, you might have a problem. In 2011, the U.S. DOL published a regulation mandating that restaurants who count tips toward the minimum wage as permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act have to notify employees...more

Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Reports

by Dentons on

The countdown is on. Over the weekend the Toronto Star and the CBC each published stories detailing what Ontarians can expect to see in the long awaited final report from the Changing Workplaces Review when it is...more

The "Opportunity Wage" Exception For Younger Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Summer's approach has sparked renewed interest in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's provision authorizing a less-than-$7.25 wage rate for certain younger employees in particular circumstances. While there is such...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/8-5/12

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Venezuela Anuncia Aumento del Salario Mínimo y del “Cestaticket Socialista”

by Littler on

Mediante los Decretos N° 2.832 y N° 2.833 publicados en Gaceta Oficial N° 6.296 Extraordinario, de fecha 2 de mayo de 2017, el Presidente Nicolás Maduro aumentó el salario mínimo mensual en un sesenta por ciento (60%) y...more

Venezuela Announces Increases to the Minimum Wage and Meal Benefit

by Littler on

Through Decrees N° 2.832 and 2.833, published in the Official Gazette N° 6.296 on May, 2, 2017, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro increased the monthly minimum wage by 60% and the “meal benefit” calculation base to 15 tax...more

Governor Branstad Signs HF295 Preventing Municipalities from Adopting Higher Minimum Wages

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

In March 2017, Governor Branstad signed HF295, a bill standardizing Iowa’s minimum wage at $7.25 and preventing municipalities from adopting a minimum wage different from the Iowa standard. Background - Over the last...more

St. Louis’s Minimum Wage Increases to $10 Per Hour on May 5

On May 4, 2017, the circuit court lifted the 2015 injunction on St. Louis’s minimum wage ordinance pursuant to the Supreme Court of Missouri’s mandate in Cooperative Home Care, Inc. v. City of St. Louis (No. SC95401). As a...more

Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow for Most in St. Louis (eff. 5/5/17)

by Messner Reeves LLP on

On May 5, 2017, the minimum wage in St. Louis will increase to $10.00 per hour for most employees. All employers inside the geographic boundaries of the City of St. Louis must provide this notice of employee rights to all of...more

Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. ...more

Congress Considers FLSA Amendment That Could Provide Flexible Overtime Options

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Employers are generally well aware that they must comply with the main pillars of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requiring that (1) employees be paid at least minimum wage and (2) employees be paid at a rate of...more

WPI State of the States — Legislative Proposals Are Taking Root

by Littler on

As April showers turn into May flowers, measures proposed earlier this year in the state legislatures begin to take root. Significantly fewer generally applicable labor and employment bills were introduced in April, around 60...more

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