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Hawaii Becomes First State to Enact $18 Minimum Wage

USA - June 23 2022 Citing poverty concerns in, and the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on, the Aloha State, Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed House Bill…

Forensic Photographer Trainee Takes Shot at Employee Status, But It Doesn’t Develop, 11th Circuit Rules

USA - June 21 2022 A forensic photographer who enrolled in a county training program was an intern and not an employee, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit…

DOL Announces Plan to Issue New Independent Contractor Final Rule

USA - June 6 2022 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its intention to issue a new final rule regarding the employee-vs.-independent contractor analysis…

Supreme Court to Review Fifth Circuit’s Oil Rig “Day Rate” Case

USA - May 2 2022 In April 2020, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that paying an employee a set amount for each day that he…

Eleventh Circuit Case An Excellent Primer on the FLSA’s Administrative Exemption

USA - April 13 2022 Business development managers, whose job was to convince corporate customers to purchase General Motors vehicles for their corporate fleets…

Ohio Formally Adopts FLSA’s Portal-to-Portal Act, Collective Action Opt-In Procedure

USA - April 12 2022 On April 6, 2022, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill (S.B.) 47, thereby formally adopting Sections 2 and 4 of the Portal-to-Portal Act (PPA)…

Washington Revises Its Pay Transparency Law to Require Proactive Salary Disclosure

USA - April 8 2022 On March 30, 2022, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill (SB) 5761, updating Washington’s existing pay transparency law. Previously, after an…

Fifth Circuit Ruling a Stark Reminder of Employer Obligations When Taking FLSA Tip Credit, Imposing Uniform Fees

USA - April 5 2022 Generally, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay at least minimum wage (currently $7.25) for all non-overtime hours in a…

Biden’s Wage and Hour Division Head Nominee Fails In Senate

USA - April 1 2022 Earlier this year, the absence of Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) from a meeting of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee enabled David Weil…

West Virginia Enacts Changes to Payroll Card Method of Wage Payment

USA - March 25 2022 During its latest legislative session, West Virginia passed Senate Bill 245, thereby enacting several changes to its wage payment provisions using…