Minimum Wage

Michigan Governer Rick Snyder Signs Into Law Acts Addressing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave
December 20, 2018
On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “Wage Act”) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “Leave Act”).
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2019 Minimum Wage Update
December 11, 2018
As the end of the year approaches it is important for employers to begin looking to 2019 and be aware of the changes that must be instituted.
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Missouri’s Proposition B – More than Just a Minimum Wage Hike
November 19, 2018
When Missouri voters went to the polls on November 6, they considered and passed (by a fairly wide margin) Proposition B, a proposed increase to the state’s minimum wage.
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California: Local Minimum-Wage Increase In Effect: Time To Check Your Payroll
July 13, 2018
California employers, it may be time once again to update your payroll. On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased in many cities in California, including Los Angeles.
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Oregon Minimum Wage Increase
July 2, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, Oregon minimum wage rates will be increased.
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Reminder about State and Local Minimum Wage Increases in Maryland and D.C.
July 2, 2018
As of July 1, 2018, the following Maryland jurisdictions had an increase in the minimum wage rate:
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Nevada Supreme Court Interprets Health Benefits Under The Minimum Wage Amendment
June 18, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an important decision interpreting health benefits under Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment (MWA).
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DOL Provides Clarification on FLSA Tip Pooling Amendments
April 10, 2018
On April 9, 2018, the Department of Labor announced the issuance of a Field Assistance Bulletin clarifying the recent amendments to the tip pooling provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which were incorporated in the omnibus budget bill that was passed by Congress on March 21, 2018.
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New York State Planning to Expand Call-In Pay Requirements for Most Employers
December 20, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued proposed regulations seeking to impose new pay obligations on employers who change employee work schedules on short notice or schedule shifts less than two weeks in advance, and expanding current requirements for additional pay when an employee subject to call reports for work.
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Lessons from Shake Shack: A Higher Minimum Wage = Loss of Jobs
October 5, 2017
This week, Shake Shack excitedly announced that it was implementing kiosk-only service at its newest NYC location, with an ostensible focus on digital innovation and improved customer experience.
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The Value of Labor Goes Beyond Wages
September 21, 2017
Leaf raker, babysitter, waitress, retail salesperson, lawyer. I have had many jobs. Each has had value. Often, the pay and benefits did not match the value. When the value of the job exceeded the remuneration, I looked to find the next job.
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Jan 17

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