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New Massachusetts Department Of Family And Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round Of Guidance
The brand-new Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave ("DFML") has launched its webpage
United States
19 Dec 2018
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Act Now Advisory: New York Wage Deduction Rules
On December 7, 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law an amendment to NYLL Section 193 extending the NY Wage Deduction Law, which had expired on November 6, 2018, until November 6, 2020.
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Employers Must Account For Numerous State And Local Minimum Wage Hikes Effective January 1, 2019
In recent years, a growing number of states and localities have enacted unique minimum wage laws and ordinances entitling employees to be paid more – in some cases, substantially more – than the federal minimum wage, which has stood at $7.25 for nearly a decade.
United States
17 Dec 2018
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DOL Releases New Guidance On Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers – Employment Law This Week (Video)
Featured on Employment Law This Week: The Department of Labor ("DOL") rolls back the 80/20 rule.
United States
12 Dec 2018
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New York City Sets Minimum Wage For Independent Contractors Of Ride-Hailing Companies
This new rule is scheduled to take effect on December 31, 2018.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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United States
10 Dec 2018
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Proposed Rules Loosen Restrictions On Hardship Withdrawals
Based on proposed regulations released by the U.S. Department of Treasury on November 14, 2018, participants in 401(k) and 403(b) plans may find it easier to get hardship withdrawals as early as plan years ...
United States
4 Dec 2018
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Act Now Advisory: New York's Salary Threshold For Exemption Will Increase On December 31, 2018
Effective December 31, 2018, New York State's salary basis threshold for exempt executive and administrative employees ...
United States
16 Nov 2018
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U.S. Department Of Labor Rescinds Guidance Regarding "Side Work" And The FLSA's Tip Credit In Restaurants
This provision of the Handbook flew largely under the radar for years.
United States
15 Nov 2018
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Seventh Circuit Concludes That Courts, Not Arbitrators, Must Determine Whether Class Claims Are to Be Arbitrated
Joining several other federal appellate courts including the Fourth and Ninth Circuits , on October 22, 2018 the Seventh Circuit concluded in Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, No. 17-3609 (7th Cir. Oct. 22, 2018).
United States
5 Nov 2018
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California Court Of Appeal Rejects Dynamex's "ABC" Test For Independent Contractors For Claims That Do Not Arise Under A Wage Order
In April 2018, we wrote about the California Supreme Court's decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court
United States
26 Oct 2018
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D.C. Council Gives Initial Approval To Legislation Overturning Voter-Approved Elimination Of Tip Credit
In our July 9, 2018 post we reported that a seven-member majority of the D.C. Council had introduced a bill, Bill 22-0913 to repeal Initiative 77, an initiative that District of Columbia voters approved on June 27, 2018...
United States
8 Oct 2018
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New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Scheduled To Increase January 1, 2019
On January 1, 2019, the length of paid leave and amount of weekly benefits under the New York Paid Family Leave Act ("NY PFL") are scheduled to increase, the first of three yearly increases.
United States
6 Oct 2018
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California Court Of Appeal Concludes That Individuals Can Be Personally Liable For Civil Penalties For Wage-Hour Violations
The question whether an individual may be held liable for alleged wage-hour violations is one that occasionally arises in class action litigation – and, for obvious reasons, it is one that is particularly important ...
United States
5 Oct 2018
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Recent Decision Questions Use Of No-Poach Clauses In Franchise Agreements
States across the country have been using enforcement actions, legislation, and interpretive guidance to limit employers' ability to enforce restrictive covenants ...
United States
27 Sep 2018
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The Generally Prevailing Website Accessibility Guidelines Have Been Refreshed – It's Time To Officially Welcome WCAG 2.1
After nearly ten years, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium (the "W3C") ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
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Supreme Court Prevents Successive Class Actions From Reviving Time-Barred Claims
In most wage and hour cases, each workweek gives rise to a separate claim, at least for statute of limitations purposes. Thus, an employee seeking payment for alleged off-the-clock work or an
United States
24 Sep 2018
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Voter-Approved Elimination Of Tip Credit In Question By Proposed D.C. Council Legislation
Our colleague Brian W. Steinbach at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to our readers in the hospitality industry: "Proposed D.C. Council...
United States
24 Sep 2018
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Guidance On Employers' Obligations Under The New York City's Disability Discrimination Laws Issued
The New York City Commission on Human Rights ("Commission") recently issued a 146-page guide
United States
24 Sep 2018
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Interview – Artificial Intelligence In The Workplace (Video)
This extended interview from Employment Law This Week will be of interest to many of our readers.
United States
24 Sep 2018
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