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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

Back to the Future: California Employment Bills Likely to Resurface in 2018

by Littler on

As discussed in a prior article, unsuccessful bills proposed in the California legislature in 2017 can carry over into the 2018 session. State lawmakers may revive measures that did not make it through both chambers of the...more

Shoveling Out Your Nor’Easter Employment Law Protocols

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

..You have your bread. And milk. Presumably eggs too. (Anyone making French Toast this morning?) ..But do you know the employment law rules that apply for winter storms and classic nor’easters like we have...more

WPI State of the States: A Busy December Signals a Wild 2018 for Employers

by Littler on

Despite the holiday break in most statehouses and city halls, legislators were quite productive in December. More than 40 employment-related bills were introduced or advanced last month, across nearly 20 states and...more

NYC Council Passes Bill Requiring Accommodation of Temporary Schedule Changes for Certain Medical and Family Care Purposes

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would require employers to grant requests for temporary work schedule changes when needed for certain medical and family care purposes. If signed by the mayor, it would become...more

Raising the Bottom Line: Bill 148 Changes to Employee Compensation in Ontario

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On November 28, 2017, Ontario’s Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. Major changes are now on the horizon for all provincially-regulated workplaces in Ontario....more

Stimulating e-commerce: new rules regarding night work and Sunday work

by DLA Piper on

To develop e-commerce activities, the possibility to perform night work, ie work performed between 8 PM and 6 AM, and Sunday work is crucial. In Belgium however, the current process to implement such work regimes is a heavy...more

Another Federal Court Holds Home Health Aides in NY are NOT Necessarily Entitled to Pay for Every Hour of a 24-Hour Shift, but...

by Littler on

A recent federal court decision has added to the confusion surrounding the application of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) "home care" overtime rule and New York's "13-hour" rule regarding compensable work hours for...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

New Year, New Laws In New York

by Fisher Phillips on

The New Year will bring a number of new employment laws to the Empire State and Big Apple. All employers with operations in New York should take note of these new laws — as well as significant laws that went into effect in...more

Here We Come A Waiver-ing: 2017 Year In Review

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and the WH-L-PG Contemplated the wage-hour year lyrically; We considered the issues our readers would most like to savor And decided the tastiest one was class waiver....more

New York City Employers Must Grant Temporary Work Schedule Changes Under Bill Passed By City Council

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Council has passed a bill to protect employees in the City who seek temporary changes to their work schedules for a “personal event.” The bill also protects employees from employer retaliation for making...more

Employers May Face Steep Reporting Time Pay Obligations for Requiring Workers to Be On Call

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On November 29, 2017, a California Superior Court judge ruled that employers that require employees to set aside time for a shift and have them call in to determine if they will indeed be working are required to pay employees...more

New York Proposes Regulations On Employee On-Call And Call-In Pay

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The New York State Department of Labor published proposed regulations to the Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations Wage Order in the New York State Register addressing so-called “just in time,” “call-in” or “on-call”...more

Happy Holidays, from Human Resources

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

As Thanksgiving 2017 recedes into a memory, Hanukkah is here, Christmas just around the corner, and a strange slow week between a Monday Christmas and following Monday New Year’s Day. It is the season for office holiday...more

Workers’ Advocacy Group Seeks to Invalidate Emergency Regulation Relating to Live-In Aides

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Urban Justice Center, a not-for-profit advocacy group, has filed a petition with the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals, seeking to invalidate the Department of Labor’s emergency regulation regarding live-in...more

Employment Law Reporter - December 2017: New Local Laws Will Impact Employers

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Over the past few years an increasing number of cities and counties have become active in regulating the activities of employers. This year has been no different, and commencing in 2018, employers should prepare for a number...more

Ontario, Canada: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Aims to Protect Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Last month, Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act was passed in response to the Changing Workplaces Review’s conclusion that there is a “need for reform of employment standards and...more

November 2017: The Top 14 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 have been an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. November was no...more

Regulations Adopted for Retail and Fast Food Establishments Under NYC “Fair Workweek” Law

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has adopted regulations regarding the Fair Workweek Law (“FWL”), which place detailed requirements that severely limit the flexibility and operational discretion of covered employers...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

Act Now Before It’s Too Late: What New York Employers Should Do Before the New Year

by Epstein Becker & Green on

This has been a busy year for New York employers, especially those with offices in New York City. As we near the beginning of 2018, there are many changes that have recently gone into effect (or will soon go into effect) that...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

The Bubbler: Holiday Edition

As we enter the holiday season, we gather around the bubbler to sing about a few of our favorite (and not so favorite) things in the world of employment and labor law. Unfortunately, they’re not as sanguine as raindrops on...more

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

by Littler on

With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in...more

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