It’s that time of year for employers to make their lists and check them twice. While doing so, there are several new employment laws to consider for 2023. The following outlines the major new laws that will affect most employers with California employees. Each of these are effective January 1, 2023 unless otherwise stated herein. […]
The minimum wage for federal contractors may increase to $15.00 on January 30, 2022, up from the current minimum wage of $10.95. President Biden issued Executive Order 14026, which seeks to increase the minimum hourly wage by $4.05 for all federal contractor employees. If implemented: On January 30, 2022, all federal agencies must incorporate the […]
It’s been a busy year for the New Mexico legislature – especially in the employment space. Check out Benjamin Nucci and Walker Crowson’s Legal Alert here taking a look at six employment bills impacting New Mexico employers.
Nevada has undergone a significant transformation regarding the legal landscape affecting Nevada’s Employers. Several of these new laws have just recently gone into effect or are slated to go into effect at the beginning of the new year. Click here for some of the recent changes that Nevada employers should know about.
Arizona’s minimum wage is set to increase to $12.00 on January 1, 2020. The $1.00 increase is the largest jump under the schedule listed in A.R.S. § 23-363 pursuant to Proposition 206. On November 8, 2016, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, referred to as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”). The Act […]
Recently, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee approved a permanent injunction and order filed by the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Office of the Solicitor against a dental practice based in Nashville. In so doing, the Court ordered the practice to pay $50,000 in back wages and liquidated damages […]
This month, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“Division”) issued an opinion letter that, once again, reversed the Division’s position as to which service industry employees may be subject to the “tip credit.” For those who do not know, the tip credit permits an employer to pay its tipped employees not less than […]
With the 2018 Utah legislative session about to begin, there are more than a few bills that Utah employers may want to keep on their radar. HB 117, for instance, seeks to increase the minimum wage to from $7.25 to $10.25 by July 1, 2018 and to $12.00 by July 1, 2022. This bill may […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) abandoned its former test for assessing whether interns qualify as “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Aligning itself with several appellate courts, including the Ninth and Second Circuits, the DOL now embraces a seven-factor “primary beneficiary” test to distinguish employees from bona fide interns. The test enables […]
A unanimous Ninth Circuit Panel on November 15, 2017, joined other circuits in holding that the appropriate methodology for determining minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act during any workweek is by calculation of the pay earned during the entire workweek, rather than the pay earned in each individual hour of the workweek. […]