A bill working its way through the Florida Legislature would criminalize the “knowing and willful” transportation of undocumented immigrants “into or within” the state. If enacted, Senate Bill 1718 could impact Florida’s hospitality and agricultural sectors.
Articles Discussing General Topics Under The FLSA.
Wage Payment Reminders in Wake of Uncertain Economic Conditions
In light of the recent failure of Silicon Valley Bank, employers are well-advised to revisit their wage payment obligations to employees.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Whether Bristol-Myers Applies to Collective Actions
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to settle the circuit split on whether its 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal. applies to collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 216(b). In Bristol-Myers, the justices held that a federal court could not exercise specific personal jurisdiction over nonresident plaintiffs’ claims against a nonresident company.
Is It Compensable? Federally Recognized Holidays
February 20, 2023, was Presidents’ Day, one of several federal holidays occurring throughout the year in the United States. Private-sector employers are not required by federal law to give employees any federal holidays off. Nevertheless, many private companies provide at least some federal holidays off for their employees. Are those
What the Law Says About Service Tipping
THE LATEST AND GREATEST NEW PAY TRANSPARENCY LAWS
These days, more and more lawmakers are looking to regulate the amount of salary information employers are required to provide job applicants.
2022 Wage and Hour Developments: A Year in Review
In 2022, federal and state laws regulating wages and hours of work continued to change and develop. In “2022 Wage and Hour Developments: A Year in Review,” we look back on significant wage and hour developments at the federal and state level.
Perdue Farms Settles Allegations of Anti-Competitive Collaboration with Undisclosed Amount
Perdue Farms agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by workers in the Maryland and Colorado federal courts over claims that the poultry distributor plotted to depress wages, The parties said they plan to seek preliminary approval of the settlement in the “near future.”
A settlement in a legal case
Manual Worker Lawsuit Against Old Navy Proceeds in Court
A New York District Court judge recently denied Old Navy’s motion to dismiss a former employee’s late pay lawsuit. Jonelle Harris, a former sales representative, filed a class action lawsuit against the clothing retailer in 2021 and alleged that Old Navy prevented her from saving, investing, or using the wages
Treasury Department Issues Guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements
On November 30, 2022, the U.S.
Veterans Day And a Reminder of Employers’ Military Leave Obligations
On November 11, 2022, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day, an annual holiday honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The date was first recognized as Armistice Day, a holiday to celebrate the end of World War I.
Manhattan Pizza Chain Ordered to Pay $175k In Unpaid Wages
Gotham Pizza, a popular group of pizza restaurants in Manhattan, was ordered to pay $175,000 to its employees following multiple reports that the pizzerias failed to compensate them fairly. Gotham Pizza has locations in Chelsea, Yorkville and the Upper East Side. An investigation by Attorney General Letitia James found that
1 More Hour of Sleep but 4 More Wage and Hour Problems as Daylight Saving Time Ends
On Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 a.m., daylight saving time will end. This World War I–era practice of turning back the clock one hour in the fall became a federal law in the United States when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966. The jury is
Instacart Pays $46.5 million Class Action Settlement to Misclassified Employees
Instacart, the grocery delivery app, has agreed to pay $46.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the company of misclassifying more than 300,000 delivery workers as independent contractors and thus, violating California’s labor code.
The platform employs over 600,000 “shoppers” who fulfill grocery lists and deliver
New Federal Tax Credits Require Compliance with New Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Mandates on Clean Energy Construction
On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022.