The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2016 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors" Executive Order 13658 . The Order has been implemented through regulations appearing at 29 C.F.R...
Many individual owners of closely held businesses want to hire an employee for the business, but lack the cash flow to do so. Periodically, owners of a cash-strapped, closely held business in New York, who want the business to hire a worker, will ask...
I bet you don't think about the minimum wage very much, unless you're one of the folks trying to live on it. There's a move afoot to raise the minimum wage, and you should support it. It's in everyone's best interest to make sure working...
In New York City, it is common for the owner of a residential
building to furnish the building's superintendent and the superintendent's
family with an apartment to live in, rent free. This practice raises
the question: In New York State, does...
To most of us, the 4 th of July means a day off from work spent with family and friends, perhaps going to a parade, having a barbeque or watching fireworks. But Independence Day signifies so much more. It not only honors the birthday of our country, but...
Scranton, PA is perhaps best known as the hometown of the fictional company Dunder Mifflin from The Office . It's actually a real town, and I have found that it has a certain charm. Recently, Scranton has drawn enormous media attention because its...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) kicked off a statewide tour last week to promote his plan to raise the Empire State minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, which he said would lift 100,000 workers out of poverty and produce a $3 billion annual boost to the...
Don't eat that pretty red apple, Snow White!!! It has poison in it!!!!
You know the old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? Well, it appears that this may be the case with the new "sweet deal" the Internal...
California's Legislature is considering AB10 this
session, which would increase California's minimum wage from the current $8 per
hour to $8.25 per hour next year, to $8.75 per hour in 2015, and to $9.25 per
hour in 2016. Beginning in 2017...
Florida's minimum wage rose to $7.31 per hour, effective June 1, 2011. The increase is a result
of a recent lawsuit- Cadet v. Fla. Agency for Workforce Innovation -filed
in Leon County Circuit Court where the judge ruled that the Florida Agency...
by Mark G. Jeffries
I recently had a client ask if the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) required him to reimburse employees for mileage for using their own vehicles to drive to and from mandatory training. Although many employers reimburse their employees...
On March 29, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed
into law a state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, N.Y. State Senate Bill S02607D , N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A03007D ("the Act"). The
Act includes a provision, Part P, which...
by Ryan Duffy
Under a proposal recommended by the state’s Wage Board on Friday, January 30, 2015, tipped workers in New York state, including restaurant servers and hospitality workers, would have their minimum hourly wage increased to $7.50...
Wages & Hours: Law and Practice covers
all aspects of federal and state laws governing minimum wage, overtime, and
child labor standards. It focuses on the federal wage-hour statutory scheme,
including laws regulating work under government procurement...
In early April, a California court issued a published
decision holding that an employer who employs piece rate employees must
compensate those employees at the piece rate for all piece rate work and at a
rate of at least the minimum wage for each hour...