Category Archives: Wages (FLSA)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, America! This is a good time to review the minimum wage requirements in your state. Many states have recently raised the minimum wage. Check the current rates using the interactive map of the United States, comparing the Federal and state minimum wage amounts, here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm. Or, get a birds-eye view of the…

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Part-time and Summer Jobs

Part Time or Seasonal Help Businesses often need to hire workers on a seasonal or part-time basis. For example, some businesses may need seasonal help for sporting events, holidays, and commercial fishing or harvest seasons. Whether you are getting paid or paying someone else, questions often arise over the tax treatment of payments for part-time…

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Bill Prohibits NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Prohibiting All NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History of Job Applicants May 4, 2017 City takes major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color NEW YORK—In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all…

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New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, New York State’s minimum wage increased. From 12/31/2016 to 12/30/2017, the basic minimum wage is $9.70 per hour in most of New York State. There are different minimum wage rates for the fast food industry; Long Island; Westchester County; and large and small employers in New York City. New posters are available….

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

The Federal Minimum Wage for covered nonexempt employees has been set at $7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009. The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage…

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Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extpanded the mandatory overtime pay rules. The judge agreed with the plaintiffs that the rule is unlawful, and granted their motion for a temporary injunction. The rule will not take effect Dec. 1,…

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Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline

Reminder: Employers Face New Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline The Internal Revenue Service has reminded employers and small businesses of a new Jan. 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2. The IRS must also hold some refunds until Feb. 15. A new federal law, aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent…

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DOL Releases New Overtime Rule

Final Rule Defines the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the FLSA On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first…

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DOL News

News & Events U.S. Department of Labor Promoting & Protecting Opportunity A Message to Congress Apprenticeship, wage theft, retirement security and more: Secretary Perez affirmed the importance of the Labor Department’s work before three Congressional committees this week. Here are the highlights. Fastest-growing jobs Need a job or interested in changing careers? Many health care…

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DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment

U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment under the FLSA and MSPA By Alison B. Crane, Esq. and Neil H. Dishman, Esq. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural…

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