Category Archives: Wages (FLSA)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, 2016, 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…

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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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Are You a Joint Employer?

Understanding joint employment Joint employment is increasingly likely in the fissured workplace. New guidance from DOL will help employers identify joint employment arrangements and understand their responsibilities. Protecting workers in fissured workplaces – where there is increasingly the possibility that more than one employer is benefiting from their work – has been a major focus for…

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Raising The Minimum Wage

        The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 per hour since 2009. But states are raising their minimum wage rates, and 14 states  are increasing their minimum wages. To keep the momentum going, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and actor Steve Buscemi joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his announcement…

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Payroll Taxes

Early Interaction Initiative Will Help Employers Stay Current with Their Payroll Taxes   The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new initiative to more quickly identify employers who are falling behind on their payroll or employment taxes and help them get caught up on their payment and reporting responsibilities. The effort is called the Early…

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