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Minimum Wage Increases Now in Effect

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a pay raise! Here is a summary of some of the states and localities with significant increases in their minimum wage rates as of January 1, 2018. California Effective January 1, 2018, the...more

New York Rings In New Year With Wage & Hour Presents: A Preview Of Upcoming Changes

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

While the federal minimum wage for non-exempt employees has remained unchanged at $7.25 per hour since 2009, and the federal salary level for exempt employees has been stymied in litigation and rulemaking since 2014, New York...more

Department of Labor Seeks to Loosen Reins on Restaurant Industry By Rescinding Regulation of Certain Tip Pooling Practices

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Earlier this year, in “Restaurant Industry Headed To U.S. Supreme Court Over Tipping Practices”, I wrote about the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) 2011 Regulation related to restaurant tip distribution practices and its journey...more

NY Governor Signals “Tipping” Point Over Elimination Of Minimum Wage Tip Credit

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the Commissioner of Labor to schedule public hearings to address the possibility of eliminating the tip credit. A tip credit allows an employer to pay less than minimum...more

Governor Cuomo Contemplating Elimination Of Tip Credit

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers in New York currently are permitted to pay tipped workers a direct cash wage that is below the State minimum wage and take a “credit” for some of the tips received by employees to satisfy the difference between the...more

Explanation of the DOL's Proposed Rules on Tips

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

There’s been plenty of press regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rules governing employer treatment of tips. Commentators are debating whether the proposed changes are a sensible return to the four corners of...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017#2

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

A state senator in Pennsylvania has reportedly announced plans to introduce a bill that would bar any municipality in the state from levying a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). If enacted, the bill could invalidate the...more

Labor Department Proposes Reversing Obama-Era ‘Tip-Pooling’ Rule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers would be expressly permitted to require servers and other tip-earning employees to share their tips with employees working in the kitchen and other “back of the house” employee, but only when the employer does not...more

DOL Issues Proposed Rule to Rescind 2011 Regulations that Impose Tip-Sharing Restrictions on Employers that Pay the Full Federal...

by Littler on

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to rescind the Department’s position that employers must comply with tip-pooling requirements even when paying the full minimum wage. ...more

The DOL Proposes to Cut Tip-Pooling Restrictions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing new rules that would provide some employers with more flexibility to count tips toward the federal minimum wage—particularly important for hospitality industry businesses such...more

Tip-Pooling Expansion on the Horizon

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to roll back regulations enacted in 2011 that limited tip-pooling arrangements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule was published December 5 in the...more

DOL Issues Proposed Rule to Rescind 2011 Regulations that Impose Tip-Sharing Restrictions on Employers that Pay the Full Federal...

by Littler on

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to rescind the Department’s position that employers must comply with tip-pooling requirements even when paying the full minimum wage. ...more

Shifty Business IV: NYC Fair Workweek Law And Final Rules Are Now Effective

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has issued final rules to implement the Fair Workweek Law, which imposes significant constraints on shift scheduling in the retail and fast food industries...more

Department Of Labor’s Wage And Hour Division Proposes To Nix Unpopular Tip Pooling Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On Monday, the DOL issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing rescission of a rule that regulates tip pooling by employers who do not take the tip credit. The DOL has issued a Notice of Proposed...more

DOL Proposing New Tip Credit Regulations

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On December 4, 2017, the U. S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the tip credit regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed new regulation will be published today,...more

Effective November 26, 2017: New York City Retail and Fast Food Employers Subject to New Fair Workweek Law

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On November 26, New York City will implement a package of laws, dubbed the “Fair Workweek Law” (Law). The package of five laws states that retail and fast food employers in New York City must provide employees with...more

New York Employers – Minimum Wage Increases And Other Reminders For The New Year

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we approach the end of the year, it is critical to remember and implement new legal requirements that go into effect on December 31, 2017. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject an uninformed employer to...more

New York State to Address Employee Scheduling

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City’s Fair Workweek Law takes effect on November 26, 2017, thereby limiting the scheduling options and reducing the flexibility of retail and fast food employers. Not to be outdone, New York State is about to add...more

Federal Court Enters Judgment in Favor Of EEOC In Suit Charging Equal Pay Act Violation By Pizza Restaurant

Pizza Studio Violated Federal Law by Offering Woman Less Pay Than a Man and Withdrawing Job Offer When She Complained - ST. LOUIS - A federal district judge in Kansas entered judgment today in favor the U.S. Equal...more

New York City Issues Proposed Rules For Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued proposed rules for the implementation of the Fair Workweek Law in an attempt to clarify and assist employers with compliance. The Law is intended to reform...more

Just A Tip: DOL One Step Closer To Rescinding Tip Pooling Regulation

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Good news for restaurant employers: the regulation that says tips belong to the employee – regardless of whether the employer takes the tip credit or pays the full minimum wage — may soon be history. Last week, the Department...more

Shifty Business II: Rules Proposed for NYC’s Fair Workweek Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has proposed rules implementing the Fair Workweek Law, which imposes significant constraints on shift scheduling in the retail and fast food industries. The comment...more

Beep: Your Hamburger is Ready

by Lewitt Hackman on

Analysts predict robots may take nearly 40 percent of U.S. jobs – particularly the ones that require lower education levels – in the next 15-20 years. The study was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was based on...more

No Tip Of The Hat To DOL Guidance

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Court) in Marsh v. J. Alexander’s throws a wrench into the equation with respect to the guidance on the tip-credit provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...more

The DCA Has Issued Proposed Rules for the New York City Fair Workweek’s Predictive Scheduling Laws

by Littler on

On October 16, 2017, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), promulgated rules that further expand upon New York City’s Fair Workweek Law. ...more

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