Labor and Employment Law

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2016 "Contractor Minimum Wage" Rate Released
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

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... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Cuomo Pushes to Raise NY Minimum Wage
Posted on 9 Mar 2015 by State Net

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... Read More

California Considering Minimum Wage Hike
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Robin Largent

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... Read More

Duane Morris Alert: Florida Minimum Wage Is Now Higher Than Federal Minimum
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

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... Read More

The FLSA “Kick Back” Rule Can Kick You in the Pants
Posted on 4 Feb 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More

New York Wage Board Recommends $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tipped Workers
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Sheppard Mullin

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... Read More

California Court Holds That Piece Rate Workers Must Be Paid at Least Minimum Wage for Non-Piece Rate Work Time
Posted on 25 Apr 2013 by Robin Largent

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... Read More