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Mexico’s Unit of Measure and Update (“UMA”), new values to Increase on February 1, 2018

On January 10, 2018, Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography issued in the Official Gazette of the Federation the daily, monthly, and annual value of the Unit of Measure and Update (UMA) that will become...more

Littler Global Guide - Germany - Q4 2017

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Strengthening of Company Pension - Only around 60% of employees in Germany have a company pension plan, which they use to provide for retirement in addition to the statutory pension. This is set to change from January 1,...more

A New Governor Takes Office: What NJ Employers Can Expect

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Governor Phil Murphy—officially in office just two days—has already begun to implement many of the "progressive" policy changes he promised on the campaign trail and transform New Jersey into the "California of the East."...more

New Year, New Minimum Wage

by Weintraub Tobin on

Effective January 1, 2018, California’s minimum wage rate increased to $11.00 per hour (from $10.50) for employers with 26 or more employees and $10.50 per hour (from $10.00) for employers with 25 or fewer employees. The...more

California Employers: Know and Comply With New Laws Affecting Your Business in 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Following its pattern in recent years, in 2017 the California legislature enacted many new laws affecting California employers. The new laws address several topics, including: - Broader gender-related discrimination,...more

Vermont Legislative Update 1-12-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a bill this week, H.593, that includes a variety of consumer protection provisions that were considered but not approved last year. A similar bill...more

NYSDOL Proposes Regulations Enhancing an Employee’s Entitlement to Call-In Pay

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The New York State Department of Labor (the “NYSDOL”) has proposed regulations revising the “call-in” pay requirements of the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations (“Wage Order”). Covered employees...more

Intern or Employee? DOL Adopts Courts’ “Primary Beneficiary” Analysis for Determining When Your Unpaid Intern Will Be Deemed an...

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The use of unpaid interns is a common practice across many industries, especially in the D.C. Metro area. And the question recently addressed by the Ninth Circuit is not a new one: under what set of circumstances does an...more

US Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidelines for Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued Fact Sheet #71, which sets forth new federal guidelines for determining whether an intern or student at a for-profit company must be paid under...more

To Pay or Not to Pay: DOL Abandons Six-Part Intern Test in Favor of Primary Beneficiary Test

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On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised guidance on the question of whether interns and students are “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and, thus, must be paid at least minimum...more

Are Interns Actually Employees? DOL Adopts New Guidance for Assessing Whether Interns Qualify as Employees

As part of its revision of Obama-era policies, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a new test for assessing whether interns qualify as employees under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The agency’s...more

New Year, Same Accommodations…Employer Forced to Shell Out Millions for Failure to Accommodate Employee on Disability Leave

Accommodate - verb, to make suitable or consistent; adapt - This simple word, or the lack thereof, is costing a California non-profit, the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. (AADAP), a lot more than a broken New...more

“I’m Just an Intern!” DOL Changes Course and Adopts Primary Beneficiary Standard for Intern Compensation Cases

Determining when an unpaid intern is really an employee has been a moving target for the last several years. However, on January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor announced that its Wage and Hour Division will now use the...more

WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

Are you compliant? A new year brings new laws impacting California employers

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In 2017, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown were busy passing new laws that will impact employers across California this year. Although some took effect in 2017, most of the new laws impacting California...more

Pennsylvania Court Rejects FLSA Method of Overtime Calculation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed that the use of the "fluctuating workweek" method to determine the amount of overtime owed violates the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA), unlike the federal Fair Labor...more

The Impact Of Local Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave Ordinances On The Transportation Industry

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Over the past few years, cities, counties and local municipalities have been enacting laws and ordinances increasing the minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave for employees. While there have been growing pains with how...more

Big Changes to Ontario Labour and Employment Laws

by Miller Canfield on

Employers with operations in Ontario should be aware of some newly enacted changes to the Employment Standards Act. On Nov. 22, 2017, the Province of Ontario introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Act”). This...more

FLSA Penalties Increase

by Fisher Phillips on

This week the U.S. Department of Labor published increases in the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These new levels, approximately 2% higher than those...more

Many States Have New Minimum Wage Rate in 2018

by Clark Hill PLC on

Beginning January 1, 2018, a number of states increased their minimum wage. While the federal minimum wage rate for nonexempt employees has remained $7.25 an hour since July 2009, many states have enacted statutes providing...more

Minimum Wage Increases in January 2018

by Smith Anderson on

As of January 1, 2018, minimum wage increases will affect employers in numerous states and localities. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees remains at $7.25 per hour, but if a...more

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

California Statewide and Local Minimum Wage Rates to Increase in 2018

California's minimum wage rate increased on January 1, 2018, to $11.00 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees and $10.50 per hour for those with 25 or fewer employees. The increase is a result of California...more

Employer Posting Requirements Under New Jersey Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

With the arrival of a new year, New Jersey employers may find it useful to review the notification requirements relating to employees’ workplace rights and responsibilities and to make sure that their posters are up to date....more

New Minimum Wage Laws Take Effect Across the Nation

by Hogan Lovells on

For many workers throughout the US, the New Year has begun with increased hourly wages.  On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 22 cities/counties across the nation increased their minimum wage.  ...more

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