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Bonuses Must Be Included In Regular Rate For Non-Exempt Employees: Another Cautionary Tale?

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What employers often miss when calculating proper overtime is that they must include in the regular rate different kinds of supplemental payments that non-exempt people receive. If they do not, they are not paying properly. ...more

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Hot off the Press: New Labor Reform Bill for Puerto Rico

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On June 20, 2022, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law Act No. 41-2022, instituting drastic changes to labor and employment laws in Puerto Rico and extending employment rights for employees in the private sector. In doing...more

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Amendments to Puerto Rico 2017 Employment Law Reform Employers Need to Know

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Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has signed into law changes reversing portions of the 2017 employment reform law. House Bill 1244 (HB 1244) rolls back and changes the statutory probationary period, vacation and sick...more

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Minnesota's COVID-19 Frontline Worker Pay Law: What Employers Need to Know

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Eligible Minnesota workers can now apply through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) for a bonus under the COVID-19 Frontline Worker Pay Law. Below is an outline of what employers need to know about...more

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New Obligations for Frontline Sector Employers through Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay Program

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On April 29, 2022, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed S.F. No. 2677 (2022) into law.  This law authorizes bonus payments to Minnesotans who worked in frontline sectors during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.  This so-called...more

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Deadline Looming: Businesses with Minnesota Employees Need to Take 5 Steps to Comply with New Frontline Worker Bonus Pay Law

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Minnesota, a hotbed of COVID-19 at various times over the past two years, has a new law that recognizes the state’s frontline workers by offering them the chance to receive part of a $500 million bonus pool – and employers...more

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Oregon Extends Vaccine Incentives, Hiring Bonuses

The Great Resignation, COVID-19, and pay equity continue to converge in Oregon, but the end is in sight—for better or worse. In 2021, Oregon amended its pay equity law to exclude vaccine incentives and hiring and...more

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Conditioning Payment on Continued Employment: Texas Supreme Court Rules Company Owed Fired Executive Commissions

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Predictability and fairness are typical pillars of employment law. Where predictability allows both employers and workers to understand and navigate the rules and regulations that are applicable to them, fairness provides a...more

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In Texas Contracts, Say What You Need to Say

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Although not his most lyrically creative effort, John Mayer’s “Say” has a very important lesson for those drafting contracts: “Say what you need to say.” That refrain, which can be heard over 40 times in the original song, is...more

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Minnesota Employers Need to Take 5 Steps to Comply with New Frontline Worker Bonus Pay Law

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Minnesota, a hotbed of COVID-19 at various times over the past two years, has a new law that recognizes the state’s frontline workers by offering them the chance to receive part of a $500 million bonus pool – and employers...more

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The Four Things that Employers Need to Know About Retaining Talent

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If yours is one of the many companies considering new employment incentives, enhanced benefits, and retention bonuses, you should also consider taking another look at your non-compete covenants at the same time. They might...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Key Legal Considerations for Hiring and Retention Incentives in Healthcare

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Healthcare organizations across the United States are facing an unprecedented labor shortage. Many healthcare employers are moving quickly to implement creative solutions that will attract and retain a qualified workforce....more

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New York State to Fund Bonuses for Certain Healthcare Workers as Part of State Budget

As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 New York state Executive Budget legislation, $1.2 billion in funding has been allocated for the payment of bonuses for certain “frontline” healthcare workers. With the stated goals to...more

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Healthcare and Mental Hygiene Workers Employed by Educational Institutions May Receive Bonuses Under New York Law

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As part of the New York State enacted budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, the Legislature and Governor provided bonuses for certain healthcare and mental hygiene workers, pursuant to New York Social Services Law Section 367-w....more

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Most-Favored-Nations Clause Costs Lessee

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This “most-favored-nations” clause in three oil and gas leases on land in LaSalle County, Texas, was at issue in EP Energy E&P Co., L.P. v. Storey Minerals, Ltd. ...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Can You Avoid The “Turnover Contagion” Plaguing Employers Today?

Most companies invest time, energy, and money in marketing strategies to attract and retain their clients or customers. Companies spend significant resources on market research that tells them how to do this best....more

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Broad Street Brief: To Boost Recruitment, Philly to Consider Thousands in Police Bonuses

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To Boost Recruitment, Philly to Consider Thousands in Police Bonuses- Facing low recruitment numbers, the city is in talks with budget officials and the police to offer bonuses of up to $10,000 for people who serve at...more

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Oregon Extends Exemption for Certain Payments from Equal Pay Act

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Last year, the Oregon legislature temporarily amended Oregon’s Equal Pay Act to exempt vaccine incentives and hiring and retention bonuses from pay equity considerations, as reported here. The temporary amendments were...more

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Oregon Governor Signs Bill on Incentives, Bonuses, and Equal Pay Act Requirements

Oregon employers may want to be aware that on March 7, 2022, Governor Kate Brown signed into law amendments to the state’s Equal Pay Act detailed in Senate Bill (SB) 1514. As a result, Oregon employers may offer vaccine...more

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Cryptocurrency And The FLSA: Is The Law Catching Up To The Modern Financial World?

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I read an interesting article by Justin Brown and Lisa Schreter of Littler Mendelson about the usage of cryptocurrency as a way of paying employees. As if those of us who advise management did not have enough headaches, this...more

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Spotlight on Pay Equity: 5 Things Employers Should Do When Considering Pay Adjustments

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By this time of year, most companies have wrapped up their 2021 performance review process and have handed out year-end bonuses and raises for 2022. However, how can employers know their pay plans and compensation decisions...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

The bonus problem

Bonuses are nice, I wouldn’t know because in the 11 years I was an employee, I got $300 for the holidays after I started in September 1998 and never received one again. This article isn’t about my lack of bonuses, but it’s...more

Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Talent Shortages, Technology, And M&A: Accounting Firm Managing Partners And Industry Experts Share Their Thoughts On Key Issues...

To better understand the current landscape of the accounting industry, I have been interviewing managing partners and industry insiders regularly for the past two years. I recently asked managing partners, consultants, and...more

Fisher Phillips

Snapshot on Manufacturing Industry: February 2022

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Welcome to FP Snapshot on Manufacturing Industry, where we take a quick snapshot look at the most significant workplace law developments over the past month with an emphasis on how they impact manufacturers. OSHA Penalties...more

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[Podcast]: Employee Retention Issues

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, Proskauer partner David Teigman, senior counsel Nick LaSpina, and special guest Michelle Garrett, a principal at the compensation consulting firm Semler Brossy, discuss...more

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