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Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

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—and if January is any...more

Key Portion Of NYC’s Fair Workweek Law Put On Pause

by Fisher Phillips on

One of the key provisions of New York City’s Fair Workweek Law was just put on hold while a federal judge sorts out a constitutional challenge brought by two restaurant advocacy organizations. The “Deductions Law” portion of...more

"Daily Pay" and Cryptocurrency: Will Advances in Technology Change How Wages Are Paid?

by Fisher Phillips on

Technology seems to be advancing faster than we can keep up. These advances impact the employer community as well—even regarding basic things such as how, when, and in what manner wages are paid. Take two recent examples...more

A Contractor’s Guide to the Impending Government Shutdown

by Holland & Knight LLP on

With less than a day before the federal government's appropriated funding runs out, confidence in avoiding a potential shutdown is waning. Because of that, contractors should exercise prudence and immediately begin...more

DOL Reissues 17 Previously Withdrawn Opinion Letters

by Burr & Forman on

On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division re-issued 17 previously withdrawn DOL Opinion Letters addressing over a dozen topics under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The DOL originally...more

Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: DOL Reissues 17 Opinion Letters That Had Been Withdrawn Under the Obama Administration

by Dickinson Wright on

In late June 2017, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced it would be reinstating Opinion Letters issued by its Wage and Hour Division, which was a practice that had ceased back in 2010. This announcement is...more

Employment Standards Code Changes are Effective January 1: Are You Ready?

by Field Law on

As outlined in our previous alerts, almost all of the changes to the Employment Standards Code (the “Code”) brought in by the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act come into effect on January 1, 2018. Employers should take...more

Happy New Year? 2018 Brings New Minimum Wage & Exempt Thresholds For New York Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: New York employers are facing a host of changes in 2018, including an increase to the minimum salary amounts for exempt status and increases in the minimum wage. ...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017

Subway Sweepstakes Ads Lacked Adequate Disclosures, CARU Finds - After reviewing an ad for Subway’s “Fresh Fit for Kid’s Meal” featuring premium toys and offering a sweepstakes for a tablet, the Children’s Advertising...more

What Can You Get for $535?

by Fisher Phillips on

An expensive lawsuit. Let’s say you have a service advisor who is paid $525 per week, plus commissions. The service advisor makes a blatant and careless mistake on a customer invoice, costing your dealership $535. The...more

House Tax Bill Would Gut Deferred Compensation Plans and Curtail Executive Pay Deductions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act intends to reduce corporate and individual tax rates. To pay for the proposed changes, the House Tax Bill would, if enacted,...more

Tenth Circuit Vacates ARB Whistleblower Decision

On October 17, 2017, the Tenth Circuit overturned the ARB’s decision in favor of complainant for want of protected activity under SOX. Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp., No. 16-9529 (Oct. 17, 2017). This decision rolled...more

Exploring Wage Deductions in California, Massachusetts, New York and Washington, D.C.

Employers often struggle over compliance with state wage deduction laws, and these potential violations carry with them considerable penalties. In Massachusetts, for example, employers face triple damages for violations of...more

401(k)/403(b) Loan Borrowers – Check Your Paystubs!

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A recent tax court case, Louelia Salomon Frias, v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2017-139, illustrates why it is good practice to verify that employee loan repayments have been timely deducted. Plan Loan Requirements. An employer...more

Reforma al Reglamento para la Imposición de Multas por el INFONAVIT

by Littler on

El pasado 25 de agosto de 2017 se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el Decreto por el cual se reforman y adicionan diversas disposiciones sobre la imposición de multas por el incumplimiento de las obligaciones...more

Mexico: New Regulations on Fines for Noncompliance with INFONAVIT Law

by Littler on

A new decree, published in the Official Gazette on August 25, 2017, amends several provisions regarding the imposition of employer fines for non-compliance with Mexico's INFONAVIT law. The Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la...more

New York Issues Final Paid Family Leave Law Regulations

by Littler on

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), passed last year and effective January 1, 2018, will provide eligible employees with a paid, job-protected leave of absence, starting at 8 weeks in 2018 and eventually...more

New York Appellate Court Sides Against The Second Circuit And Holds Class Action Waivers Violate The NLRA

by Carlton Fields on

Plaintiffs, former insurance agents for defendants New York Life Insurance Company and its related companies, brought a putative class action seeking recovery for allegedly illegal wage deductions and violations of overtime...more

PFLL Withholding Begins - New York employers may begin deducting from employees’ pay to fund paid family leave

New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL), the most expansive paid leave law in the nation, goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Leave pursuant to the PFLL will be funded entirely through payroll deductions. To ensure that...more

Holiday pay: Series of deductions broken by a three-month gap

by Dentons on

Calculating holiday pay has become more complex over the past few years. Key cases include Bear Scotland Ltd v. Fulton and Lock v. British Gas, which focus on the issue of whether payments such as certain overtime, commission...more

Employment News - June 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Not all in a day's work – strikes and pay deductions - The Supreme Court in Hartley v King Edward VI College has ruled on how a day's pay should be calculated when making deductions from the pay of teachers who took part...more

Steps for Solving the Wage Deduction Dilemma

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Figuring out what deductions from an employee’s wages are permitted and prohibited under the law is a quandary. May an employer deduct an employee’s wages for personal charges on the company’s credit card? What about the cost...more

Labour and Employment Alert: Highlights of Bill 17: Alberta's Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act

by Field Law on

Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on May 24, 2017. The Bill is part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to ensure that “Alberta has fair, modern and...more

Wage and Hour Pitfalls Part 1: What You Need To Know

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

1. Employers Must Pay “Manual Workers” Weekly. In New York, employers are required to pay manual workers weekly. A “manual worker” includes “a mechanic, workingman or laborer” or individuals who spend more than 25% of...more

Fulton and anor v Bear Scotland Ltd

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The EAT has confirmed that a gap of more than three months between non-payments or underpayments of wages breaks the ‘series’ of deductions for the purpose of bringing an unlawful deductions from wages claim. ...more

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