Minimum wage laws can affect businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city. To help manage this challenge, below we provide, essentially, a rates-only update that details scheduled state- and local-level wage increases throughout the summer and fall of
Articles about the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) an other topics related to wage and hours issues.
To paraphrase the lyrics of the classic nursery song, Old MacDonald had a farm and on that farm he had a cow – and a duck, horse, and chicken (e-i-e-i-o). And, of course, to tend to that livestock Old MacDonald had to have farm workers, and those farm workers had
Late last month, President Biden fulfilled a campaign pledge by issuing his Executive Order on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.
Upholding the trial court’s dismissal of an FLSA collective action, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated that an employee’s commute time is compensable only when the commute is “integral and indispensable” to the employee’s job duties. Bennett v. McDermott Int’l, Inc., 2021 U.S. App. Lexis 10948 (5th Cir. Apr.
Unsurprisingly, on May 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew its Independent Contractor Final Rule, published in the last days of the previous administration.
Last week, President Biden marked his 100th day in office. This Lightbulb illuminates some of the more important developments affecting wage and hour law taken during the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
President Joseph Biden has fulfilled a promise to significantly increase the minimum wage for federal contractor workers working “on or in connection with” a covered federal contract. He has issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for these workers from $10.95 an hour to $15 an hour beginning 2022.
On April 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will further delay, until December 31, 2021, the effective date of portions of the previous administration’s Tip Regulations Final Rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Because the plaintiff failed to allege any facts supporting his claim that his former employer acted willfully in failing to pay him overtime, he was not entitled to the FLSA’s extended, three-year statute of limitations. Therefore, as his claim was filed well after the standard two-year limitations period for such
Dear Littler: We’re a small company based in Austin, Texas – but we’re growing. We made it through the pandemic, and we’re all looking forward to getting back to work. We recently announced that employees can return to the Austin office voluntarily, starting in August. When HR sent around
The reality cuts like knife: the United States of America is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t maintain a federal paid leave program for its workers.
Last night, President Biden made clear his desire to change this reality.
In his first address to Congress since
On April 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a new executive order (EO) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to pay a $15.00 minimum wage to the thousands of workers who are working on or in connection with federal contracts. The new EO, titled “Executive Order on Increasing the Minimum Wage
On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted an update on its blog regarding its new Essential Workers, Essential Protections initiative, which is designed to “ensure that workers know about the wage and hour laws that protect them – and how to contact [the DOL] to get
On April 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued an executive order increasing the minimum wage for workers working on or in connection with a federal government contract.
The White House has released a Fact Sheet detailing an expected Executive Order from President Biden raising the minimum wage for certain federal contractors to $15 an hour by March 2022. The new executive order will expand upon the Federal Minimum Wage Executive Order 13658 signed by President Obama in