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Wage & Hour Law Update Blog

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Nevada Enacts Minimum Wage Increase to $12 Per Hour

USA - June 14 2019 Nevada’s minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 for employees offered health insurance) by mid-2024, based on a new bill signed…

Timber Harvesting Company Cannot Escape Overtime Liability, But Commute and Meal Break Time Should Not Have Been Included, Sixth Circuit Holds

USA - June 6 2019 Rejecting employer Timberline South’s argument, among others, that FLSA coverage did not apply because all of its timber harvesting occurred only…

Colorado Lifts Ban on Local Minimum Wage Ordinances - With Restrictions

USA - May 30 2019 Repealing a 20-year old prohibition on local enactment of minimum wage ordinances, on May 28, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1210…

Connecticut to Join the Increasing Number of States Enacting a $15 Minimum Wage Law

USA - May 21 2019 With Governor Ed Lamont pledging to sign it into law, Connecticut will become the latest state to pass a $15.00 per hour minimum wage bill joining…

Indiana Law Now Allows Paycheck Deductions for Uniform Rentals

USA - May 16 2019 Under an amendment to the state’s wage deduction statute, employers in Indiana may now deduct from an employee’s paycheck the....

DOL Extends Comment Periods for Proposed Joint Employer and Regular Rate Regulations

USA - May 14 2019 Citing the interest expressed by “law firms, unions, and advocacy organizations, among others,” the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the…

California’s “ABC” Test for Independent Contractor Analysis to be Applied Retroactively, Ninth Circuit Holds

USA - May 8 2019 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has dealt California employers another setback when responding to claims of misclassification of…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds State Law Precludes Pay for Normal Commute Time in Employer-Provided Vehicles

USA - May 7 2019 Reversing a decision of the lower appellate court, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that state law does not require employers to pay employees…

Comment Period Now Underway for New DOL Overtime Rule

USA - March 22 2019 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new proposed rule that intends to…

When an FLSA Blended Rate Improperly Acts as a Regular Rate: A Case in Point

USA - March 22 2019 The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires employers to pay non-exempt employees overtime pay at one and one-half times their “regular…