Court Upholds Prevailing Wage Statute In Washington State

​The Washington Supreme Court recently upheld amendments to the state’s prevailing wage statute that pins the wage rate to the highest collective bargaining statute in each separate county, a decision that is... Read more »

Compensation Fraud Trial Against Trump Organization Advances

​An alleged scheme by the Trump Organization to fail to report and pay taxes on compensation provided to employees has resulted in nine counts of tax fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business... Read more »

New Jersey Legislation Seeks to Improve Working Conditions for Temporary Workers

​The New Jersey Legislature is now considering a revised bill from Gov. Phil Murphy, which would, among other things, require businesses to pay temporary workers no less than the average rate of... Read more »

2023 Social Security Wage Cap Jumps to $160,200 for Payroll Taxes

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase by nearly 9 percent to $160,200—up from the $147,000 maximum for 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA)... Read more »

DOL Issues Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to clarify who is an independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule is scheduled to... Read more »

Pay Transparency Creates New Challenges for Employers Sponsoring Foreign Workers

​ Employers that sponsor foreign nationals for green cards using the PERM labor certification process have a critical new step to be aware of as a growing number of states and localities... Read more »

Washington State Announces Minimum Wage Rate

​In 2023, the minimum wage rate in Washington State will increase to $15.74 per hour for employees 16 years of age and older, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced on... Read more »

When Disasters Strike: Pay, Leave and Related Issues

Tragic events bring an all-too timely reminder of pay and benefits issues that HR managers should bear in mind. Although it is practically impossible to be fully prepared for any disaster, it... Read more »

Honda Seeks Reimbursement from Employees of Overpaid Bonuses

A Honda factory in Ohio and a health system in Oregon recently faced the same dilemma, one that other employers have dealt with: how to handle overpayments to some of their employees.... Read more »

FTC Increases Its Oversight of the Gig Workforce

​The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Sept. 15 that it has adopted enforcement priorities to fight on behalf of gig workers against deception about pay and hours, unfair contract terms, and... Read more »
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