Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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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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Employee Misclassification

Independent Contractor or Employee? The Department of Labor (DOL) considers the misclassification of employees as independent contractors one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy. Misclassified employees often are denied access to critical benefits and protections to which they are entitled, such as the minimum wage, overtime compensation, family…

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