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WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (December Edition)

2017 may be so last year, but minimum wage and overtime developments in its final month may forecast what types of measures we will see in 2018. And employers should remember that as of January 1, 2018, state and local...more

Prince George's County, Maryland Enacts Paid "Safe" Time Law

On December 12, 2017, Prince George’s County, Maryland enacted Bill Number CB-87-2017, which mandates that covered employees be allowed to accrue and use paid leave for absences connected to domestic violence, sexual assault,...more

Exempt Employee Pay Minimums Will Increase in 2018 in Various States

As employers wait to see whether – and to what extent – the U.S. Department of Labor will revise the minimum amount they must pay to executive, administrative, and professionals for exemption from the Fair Labor Standards...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (November Edition)

The leftovers are (mostly) gone, and turkey-induced naps have been taken, but if you think a post-Thanksgiving minimum wage and overtime update will be uneventful, you are mistaken. Jurisdictions continue to announce 2018...more

The Minimum Wage in 2018: A Rates-Only Update

Minimum wage laws can impact businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one city, county, or state. To help manage this challenge, we are publishing a rates-only update so...more

New York City Expands Types of Leave Covered by Paid Sick Leave Law

Slightly one year after the New York City Council introduced a bill that would expand the city's paid sick leave requirements to cover "safe time" leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law on November 6, 2017....more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (October Edition)

As darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close[r] at hand for employers to revise their pay practices to ensure compliance with 2018 minimum wage rate changes. Hospitality industry employers may receive from...more

On the Rhode Again: Paid Sick Leave Drought Ends with New Rhode Island Law

After a nine-month drought in 2017, a new paid sick and safe leave law has been enacted in Rhode Island. Upon coming back into session in September, state legislators swiftly returned to advancing their identical paid leave...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (September Edition)

September may mean saying goodbye to summer, but minimum wage and overtime developments across the country are still going strong. A nominee to lead federal wage and hour enforcement efforts has been put forward, labor...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (August Edition)

Although the lazy days of summer may be grinding to a halt, August minimum wage and overtime developments showed no signs of a slow-down. Democrats continue to try to impress upon the electorate labor and employment-related...more

Emeryville, California Adopts Rules Implementing Its Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Hospitality Service Charge Ordinance

A little over two years after Emeryville, California’s Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance took effect on July 2, 2015, the City Manager adopted implementing regulations. In many respects,...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (July Edition)

It’s summertime, but the living is anything but easy for employers trying to track minimum wage and overtime developments. The U.S. Department of Labor is defending legal challenges to various rules the Obama administration...more

Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (June Edition)

Summer is upon us and the heat – from both a temperature and legislative perspective – is on. As employers across the county await action from federal labor officials concerning the currently-enjoined white collar salary...more

Golden State Worriers: California Labor & Employment Bills to Watch

When it comes to legislation, for California employers it's the final countdown. June 2 was the last day for bills to pass out of their house of origin. September 15 is the deadline for these bills to pass both legislative...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (May Edition)

Just under halfway through 2017, minimum wage and overtime developments have shifted into overdrive. Proposals submitted by federal legislators from both sides of the aisle highlight the different approaches the country’s...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (April Edition)

The madness of March may be behind us, but April is no joke when it comes to minimum wage and overtime updates. Developments at the federal, state, and local levels could affect employer operations in the near or distant...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (March Edition)

March madness is not limited to college basketball. This month has also seen numerous minimum wage proposals introduced and considered at the local and state levels. Local and state officials continue to battle over who gets...more

City of Los Angeles Updates Paid Sick Leave Rules and FAQs

On March 14, 2017, with little to no fanfare, the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards (OWS) revised its rules implementing the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), which includes mandatory paid sick leave requirements. OWS...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (February Edition)

The year’s shortest month contains a long list of minimum wage and overtime developments. Though to date in 2017 a minimum wage proposal has yet to pass a single state house, and measures in Mississippi, North Dakota,...more

Local and State Developments Impact San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Obligations

Developments at the local and state level have affected what employers must do to comply with the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (“SF PPLO” or the “Ordinance”). The SF PPLO took effect on January 1, 2017 (for...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (January Edition)

Since we published our annual article discussing minimum wage rates in 2017, many state and local jurisdictions have adjusted their minimum wage rates, state legislative sessions have begun, signatures have been collected for...more

Why Learning How to Count to 26 Just Became Important: Recent Changes to California and Local Minimum Wage Laws

Recently California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) issued an FAQ concerning 2016 legislative changes that impact the state minimum wage in 2017 and future years. The most notable change was the creation of...more

Federal Overtime Rule Injunction Calls for State-Level Attention

Many businesses let out a sigh of relief after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule increasing the minimum pay requirements for exempt executive,...more

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