On November 5, 2013, New Jersey residents voted , by a tally of 61% to 38%, to approve an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution (the “New Jersey Constitution” or the “State Constitution”) increasing the State’s minimum...
by Lou Cannon
More than four years ago Congress passed President Obama's health care proposal, the Affordable Care Act, on party lines. Whether one favors it or not, Obamacare is a momentous measure. But as far as other major legislation is concerned...
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended,
29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its implementing regulations,
29 C.F.R. § 510 et seq. , mandate that most employees in the United
States be paid at least the...
On September 10, 2015, acting New York State Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino signed an order (the “Wage Order” or the “Order”) which (1), over a period of three years, raises New York City’s minimum wage for fast...
by Rich Ehisen
Frustrated by a lack of success on the federal level, advocates for raising the minimum wage have in recent years instead focused their energies on states and specific cities around the nation. Those efforts have proven far more fruitful...
Late last week, the Department of Labor announced that it had filed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Akron, Ohio, televangelist Ernest Angley and the for-profit buffet his church operates. The allegations are, to put it mildly, ugly. From Ohio.com :