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Wage Theft

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2017

THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR . . . OSHA’S YEARLY SUMMER HEAT CAMPAIGN - On June 26, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the return of its heat illness prevention campaign: Water. Rest. Shade....more

Client Alert: New Notice Requirements and Penalties Added to St. Petersburg’s Wage Theft Ordinance

A few months ago, the City of St. Petersburg amended its “Wage Theft Ordinance” to include new notice requirements and penalties for employers. As detailed below, St. Petersburg employers will now be required to provide a...more

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Wage Theft Update and Boston Common Shadows

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate legislation this summer affecting employers and developers in the Commonwealth. Bills aimed at preventing wage theft by employers and further regulating shadows cast by new...more

The St. Petersburg Wage Theft Ordinance: New Notice and Poster Requirements

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently amended its wage theft ordinance to require employers to provide pay notice to employees at the time of hire and to display “in a location accessible to all employees” a poster...more

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Wage Theft and Other Employment Issues

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate legislation this session with substantial implications for employers in the Commonwealth. Bills aimed at preventing wage theft by employers, establishing a paid family and medical...more

Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Although federal contractors were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the current administration put a stop to President Obama’s “Blacklisting” executive order, employers in the state of Washington must now comply with...more

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Employer Updates

As the 2017-2018 legislative session continues to unfold on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts lawmakers are considering several policy proposals that have significant implications for employers across the Commonwealth. The FY2018...more

Is Your Timekeeping System Creating Wage-Hour Liability?

Does your timekeeping software make it harder for you to comply with wage and hour laws — and to defend yourself in a wage and hour lawsuit? A study recently published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology says that...more

Wage Violations Are Now “Public Record” Under Colorado’s New Wage Theft Transparency Act

On April 13, 2017, Governor Hickenlooper signed the Wage Theft Transparency Act into law, which is effective immediately. The Act makes “wage theft” violations in Colorado, including nonpayment of wages or overtime...more

New York City Passes Trailblazing Freelancer Wage Theft Protection Law

by Genova Burns LLC on

On November 16, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act (“the Act”). The Act generally grants freelancers the right to a written contract, timely payment and to be free from...more

New York City Extends Wage Theft Protection to Independent Contractors

by Akerman LLP on

New York City has become the first jurisdiction nationally to extend wage theft protections to independent contractors. On November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the "Freelance Isn't Free Act." FIFA imposes...more

What Will the Gig Economy Look Like Under President Trump?

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s been a week since Election Day, and by now you should be in a position to wrap your head around the concept that Donald Trump will be our nation’s next president. Our firm produced a thorough examination of what...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — November 2016

by Littler on

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The November edition of the Insider Report turns a spotlight on...more

Clinton v. Trump:  How Will the 2016 Presidential Election Impact the Gig Economy?

by Fisher Phillips on

With the election just days away, some American voters are staunchly committed to one candidate while others remain hopelessly undecided. If you fall into the latter category, consider the candidates’ positions on the gig...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 28, Issue 10

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Annual California Legislative Roundup - Now that the dust has settled on the California 2016 legislative session, it is once again time to round up and review the new laws impacting California employers. Although there...more

NYC Passes Wage Theft Protections For Freelancers; Sharing Economy Employers Take Notice

by Fisher Phillips on

On October 27, 2016, the New York City Council passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, the nation’s first wage theft protections for independent contractors. The Act creates harsh penalties for employers who delay or deny...more

EEOC Resuelve Caso de Robo de Salario Discriminatorio

Steamboat Springs restaurante que pagar $50,000 (50 mil dolares) por falta de pago de salarios adecuados a Los trabajadores latinos debido a su raza u origen nacional - DENVER - En Steamboat Springs, Colorado, el...more

EEOC Conciliates Discriminatory Wage Theft Case

Steamboat Springs Restaurant to Pay $50,000 for Failing to Pay Proper Wages to Latino Workers Because of Race or National Origin - DENVER - A Steamboat Springs, Colo., restaurant has agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve race...more

2016 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: It’s Final!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers in California: be aware and prepare for new laws increasing minimum wages and mandating overtime pay for agricultural employees; expanding the California Fair Pay Act to race and ethnicity and to...more

Election 2016: Three Employment Law Debate Questions for Hillary Clinton

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Yesterday, I offered up three questions for moderators to use during the Presidential Debates to question Donald Trump on employment law issues. Today is Secretary Hillary Clinton’s turn....more

New Law Combats Wage Theft by Granting Local Governments Subpoena Power

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In response to the increasing number of cities and counties that have enacted minimum wage ordinances setting wage rates at levels higher than state and federal requirements, last year Assembly Bill 970 was added to the Labor...more

Philadelphia Wage Theft Ordinance

Employers with employees who work in Philadelphia must now comply with yet another local employment law. Earlier this year, as you might recall, Philadelphia enacted an ordinance restricting employers’ use of credit...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: September 2016

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, it was reported that 10,000 Chipotle workers have joined the class action against the Tex Mex chain for unpaid wages, claiming Chipotle routinely made them work off the clock. That’s roughly one in five Chipotle...more

"Wage Theft" Regulation Comes to New Hampshire

by Fisher Phillips on

Do you have employees in New Hampshire? If so, you should be aware of revised state requirements now in effect regarding how and when you must notify employees about various compensation practices and policies, such as...more

Massachusetts State Legislature Takes Action on Major Employment Reform as Legislative Session Ends

In the final weeks before the end of the legislative session, the Massachusetts House and State both addressed major pieces of labor and employment legislation. However, although the legislature passed S.2119, an Act to...more

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