New York Employers Must Pay Manual Workers Weekly

​Attorneys have noticed a growing trend of employees suing their employers over late wages under New York labor law. A New York State appellate court decision clarified that manual workers can sue... Read more »

Walmart Defeats Model’s Wage Payment Claim Concerning Photo Shoot

​Takeaway: California has some of the strictest wage payment laws in the country and recently made it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors. Yet even in California, an employer... Read more »

Proposed Overtime Rule Now Projected to Come Out in Fall

​With the issuance of its spring regulatory agenda on June 21, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that its proposed overtime rule is now tentatively slated to be issued in October.... Read more »

11th Circuit Rules Service Charge Is Not ‘Tip,’ May Be Used to Satisfy Wage Obligations

​Takeaway: Imposition of a service charge can provide certain employers with greater flexibility in their payroll. However, it is important to remember that it may be used only by employers whose employees... Read more »

Illinois Governor Signs Bills Expanding Contractors’ Liability for Unpaid Wages

​On June 10, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed House Bill 5412 and its trailer bill, House Bill 4600, into law. Both bills amend the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) to make certain... Read more »

What NYC’s Pay Transparency Law and Its Delayed Implementation Mean

​Despite delays and uncertainty about its implementation, one thing is for certain about New York City’s new pay transparency law: A lot of lawyers are going to get paid exploring it and... Read more »

Law Protects Florida Companies Who Aid Gig Workers in Emergencies from Misclassification Claims

​The pandemic has taught employers that flexibility is key to survival—and thanks to a new law just signed into effect on May 11, Florida employers will not have to worry that any... Read more »

House Committee Advances Wage Theft Bill

The House Education and Labor Committee advanced a bill to raise penalties on employers who violate wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Democrat-sponsored measure moved forward after a... Read more »

Implementing Alternative Workweek Schedules in California

​Under California law, employees normally accrue daily overtime for hours worked over eight hours in a day. Alternative workweek schedules (AWS) permit workplaces to adopt different schedules longer than eight hours without... Read more »

4 Reminders for Employers After a $900K Tip Pooling Mistake

​Employers in the restaurant and hospitality industries know it’s a common practice to ask workers to share gratuities. Tip pools can promote teamwork and a better customer experience—but they can also land... Read more »
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