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Reforma al Reglamento para la Imposición de Multas por el INFONAVIT

by Littler on

El pasado 25 de agosto de 2017 se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el Decreto por el cual se reforman y adicionan diversas disposiciones sobre la imposición de multas por el incumplimiento de las obligaciones...more

Mexico: New Regulations on Fines for Noncompliance with INFONAVIT Law

by Littler on

A new decree, published in the Official Gazette on August 25, 2017, amends several provisions regarding the imposition of employer fines for non-compliance with Mexico's INFONAVIT law. The Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la...more

New York Issues Final Paid Family Leave Law Regulations

by Littler on

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), passed last year and effective January 1, 2018, will provide eligible employees with a paid, job-protected leave of absence, starting at 8 weeks in 2018 and eventually...more

New York Appellate Court Sides Against The Second Circuit And Holds Class Action Waivers Violate The NLRA

by Carlton Fields on

Plaintiffs, former insurance agents for defendants New York Life Insurance Company and its related companies, brought a putative class action seeking recovery for allegedly illegal wage deductions and violations of overtime...more

PFLL Withholding Begins - New York employers may begin deducting from employees’ pay to fund paid family leave

New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL), the most expansive paid leave law in the nation, goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Leave pursuant to the PFLL will be funded entirely through payroll deductions. To ensure that...more

Holiday pay: Series of deductions broken by a three-month gap

by Dentons on

Calculating holiday pay has become more complex over the past few years. Key cases include Bear Scotland Ltd v. Fulton and Lock v. British Gas, which focus on the issue of whether payments such as certain overtime, commission...more

Employment News - June 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Not all in a day's work – strikes and pay deductions - The Supreme Court in Hartley v King Edward VI College has ruled on how a day's pay should be calculated when making deductions from the pay of teachers who took part...more

Steps for Solving the Wage Deduction Dilemma

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Figuring out what deductions from an employee’s wages are permitted and prohibited under the law is a quandary. May an employer deduct an employee’s wages for personal charges on the company’s credit card? What about the cost...more

Wage and Hour Pitfalls Part 1: What You Need To Know

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

1. Employers Must Pay “Manual Workers” Weekly. In New York, employers are required to pay manual workers weekly. A “manual worker” includes “a mechanic, workingman or laborer” or individuals who spend more than 25% of...more

Fulton and anor v Bear Scotland Ltd

by Dentons on

The EAT has confirmed that a gap of more than three months between non-payments or underpayments of wages breaks the ‘series’ of deductions for the purpose of bringing an unlawful deductions from wages claim. ...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

Watch the Employer Deductions — Except for One Special Case

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Connecticut has pretty strict rules that employers must follow if they want to take deductions off of an employee’s salary. Typically, an employer must seek CTDOL approval for all sorts of deductions, which I covered back in...more

Wage and Hour Issues in Inclement Weather Business Closures and Reductions in Hours

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

With winter weather fast approaching and potentially forcing businesses to reduce or cease operations, employers are reexamining their federal and state wage and hour obligations to employees affected by weather-related...more

Significant Changes to New York Laws On Pay Equity, Transgender Protection, and Wage Payments

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Department of Labor (“DOL”) have taken several steps in recent weeks that will significantly affect employers throughout the State. These changes concern the rights of women in...more

Recent Legislative and Regulatory Activity Will Impact the Payment of Wages in New York

First, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation extending a so-called “sunset” provision in prior amendments to New York’s wage deduction statute – Section 193 of the New York Labor Law. Those amendments, enacted in...more

Labor Law Section Expanding Right of Employers to Make Deductions From Employees’ Wages Has Been Extended for Another Three Years

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

New York employers will recall that on November 6, 2012, the State Legislature enacted sweeping changes to Section 193 of the State Labor Law, expanding the categories of permissible deductions that employers may make from...more

New York City Transit Benefit Requirement Fast Approaching

by FordHarrison on

As most New York City employers know by now, beginning January 1, 2016, the New York Mass Transit Benefits Law (the "ordinance") requires employers with twenty or more full-time employees working in New York City to offer...more

New York Extends Sunset Provision on 2012 Wage Deduction Law Amendments to 2018

UPDATE: On October 26, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed a bill (A07594) extending the expiration period of the 2012 amendments to New York Labor Law 193 from three years after their effective date (November 6, 2015) to six...more

UPDATE - New York Wage Deduction Law Will NOT Expire November 6

by Littler on

On November 6, 2015, amendments to the New York Labor Law (NYLL) that expanded permitted deductions from wages for overpayments and advances against wages, among other items, will expire. In 2012, New York expanded the...more

New York Wage Deduction Amendments Renewed for Another Three Years

In case you were wondering, and we that know you were, Governor Cuomo recently signed a bill that extends the 2012 amendments made to NY’s Wage Deduction Law until November 2018. Without the extension, the amendments would...more

What is the Cost of a Free Lunch? [Wage & Hour FAQ]

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Q. We offer free lunches to our food service employees. Can we count the cost of these lunches as part of our employees' compensation? A. The short answer is yes, but as we all know, there's no such thing as a free...more

Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We are excited to announce the 15th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. As in previous editions, the publication discusses and analyzes the most commonly...more

Indiana Wage Law Amendments Become Effective on July 1, 2015

Two significant changes to Indiana’s wage laws will become effective on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. First, liquidated damages will no longer be mandatory when an employer violates Indiana’s Wage Payment or Wage Claims statutes....more

2015 Employment Law Issues Tournament: First Round Results and Recaps

This past weekend, while college basketball teams across America finished up their conference tournaments, 64 employment law issues played in the first round of our tournament, and boy did it live up to the hype. Filled with...more

Repaid Deduction Saves Day

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employees to be paid on a salary basis, not hourly, to be exempt under the so-called white collar exemptions, e.g. for executive or administrative employees. ...more

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