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Temporary Relief? “Opportunity to Work” Bill Reportedly Shelved For Year

by Fisher Phillips on

California employers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief – for now. One of the most controversial legislative proposals of the year – AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – appears have been...more

Legislature Finds More Opportunity to Work: AB 5 Moves Along

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment yesterday heard and approved AB 5, The Opportunity to Work Act, as it continues to move through the legislative process....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/17-4/21

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

Focus on indirect sex discrimination and part-time workers

by Dentons on

The recent case of Fidessa Plc v. Lancaster looked at two key issues relating to an unfair dismissal claim: - Whether an employer had engaged in indirect sex discrimination during a role re-organisation and failed to...more

Here’s an Update: Opportunity (to Work) Knocks in San Jose

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 13, 2017, San Jose’s new “Opportunity to Work Ordinance” takes effect, requiring covered employers to offer additional hours to part-time employees before hiring new or temporary employees. As the...more

Proposed Regulations Issued for New York State Paid Family Leave Law

The New York Workers Compensation Board has issued a proposed rule for implementation of the statewide Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”), which goes into effect on January 1, 2018....more

Part-Time Employees Get First Chance at Extra Hours under New San José Ordinance

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers in San José, California, must offer additional work hours to existing qualified part-time employees before hiring new employees beginning March 13, 2017, under the Opportunity to Work Ordinance....more

2017 Minimum Wage Hike: What You Need To Know

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Effective December 31, 2016, New York no longer has a state wide minimum wage. In 2017, the minimum wage is based on where employees work. Also, in New York City rates depend on the number of people you employ....more

Employee Benefits Legislation Proposed (But Not Passed) by the Obama Administration

by Jackson Walker on

In February of 2015, the Department of Treasury issued a reported entitled “General Explanation of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals” (the “General Explanation”). The General Explanation is several...more

Venezuela anuncia el aumento del salario mínimo

by Littler on

En Gaceta Oficial N° 41.070, de fecha 9 de enero de 2017, fue publicado el aumento del cincuenta por ciento (50%) sobre el salario mínimo mensual para los trabajadores que presten servicio en los sectores público y privado,...more

Venezuela Announces New Minimum Wage and Meal Benefit Increases

by Littler on

On January 9, 2017, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro announced a 50% increase in the monthly minimum wage for the private and public sectors, effective January 1, 2017. Minimum Wage Increase - The new minimum...more

Vacation Policies Are Not All-Inclusive; Seventh Circuit Denies Bid to Certify Class And Affirms Summary Judgment on Part-Time...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In McCaster v. Darden Restaurants, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order denying class certification of claims for denial of earned vacation benefits at separation and granting summary...more

San Jose’s Opportunity to Work Ordinance: New Peculiarity for Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, San Jose voters approved the most recent local effort to dictate employment scheduling practices. Beginning in March 2017, San Jose employers must offer existing part-time employees...more

Part Time Workers Must Be Offered Additional Hours: San Jose’s Opportunity to Work Ordinance (Effective March 2017)

In the recent election, San Jose voters passed a voter initiative creating the “Opportunity to Work” ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance, which will become effective on March 13, 2017, is to promote full-time jobs and to...more

An Early Holiday Boost to Low-Wage Silicon Valley Workers?: San José Passes “Opportunity to Work” Ordinance and Accelerates The...

by Littler on

The New Year will bring significant changes to the local employment laws affecting Silicon Valley-area employers, with measures aimed at reducing the expansion of the part-time workforce and increasing the minimum wage....more

Don’t be Phased by Annuity Treatment: Taxation of Distributions During Phased Retirement

On June 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-39 in response to inquiries regarding the appropriate tax treatment under section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) for payments received by an...more

NOVITÀ IN MATERIA DI DIRITTO DEL LAVORO

Il presente alert viene redatto al fine di fornire prime indicazioni relative alle ultime novità in materia di Diritto del Lavoro, con particolare riferimento alla disciplina dei controlli a distanza, delle dimissioni e del...more

Think You Are Exempt? New FLSA Salary Thresholds Affect California Employers, Too.

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Changes to the FLSA regulations increasing the minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will impact California employees who currently are being paid less than $47,476 per year. Wise employers will start...more

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

by Littler on

El Presidente Nicolás Maduro anunció, nuevamente, un aumento del treinta por ciento (30%) sobre el salario mínimo mensual para los trabajadores y un aumento en la base de cálculo del "Cestaticket Socialista" a tres y media...more

Will The New Minimum Salary Be Pro-Rated for Part-Time Exempt Employees?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

No. I’ve received this question from several blog readers and clients recently, and on its face it makes some sense. After all, you don’t pay full salary to someone who is only working for you part-time, so it only makes...more

Venezuela Announces New Minimum Wage and Meal Benefit Increases

by Littler on

On April 29, 2016, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30% increase in the monthly minimum wage, effective May 1, 2016. President Maduro also announced an increase in the meal benefit, which will now be three and...more

Jersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The...more

FMLA FAQ: How Does an Employer Calculate Intermittent FMLA Leave When an Employee Moves from Full-Time to Part-Time?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Q: One of our employees was at full-time status (40 hrs/wk.) six months ago when he was granted intermittent FMLA leave for a GI issue that flared up from time to time. He took 120 hours of FMLA leave (or three weeks)...more

Limiting Employee Hours To Avoid ACA Could Violate ERISA, Court Rules

by Fisher Phillips on

In a first-of-its-kind decision, a federal court recently upheld the right of employees to sue their employer for allegedly cutting employee hours to less than 30 hours per week to avoid offering health insurance under the...more

Quick Quiz: Part-Time Exempt Status

by Fisher Phillips on

Tom is the Department Manager for Bigtown Computer Corporation's ten-employee Research and Development department. Bigtown treats him as being exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime...more

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