Wage & Hour Compliance

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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On July 21, 2021, the US Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage


Continue Reading Webinar: Raising the Minimum Wage by Presidential Fiat – Implications for Government Contractors of a Pay Bump to $15/hour

By Jaclyn W. Hamlin

Seyfarth Synopsis: Do ambulance drivers working twenty-four hour shifts have to be available all twenty-four hours, even when they’re eating or resting? The Ninth Circuit wants the California Supreme Court’s opinion.

A former ambulance driver in California filed a claim alleging violations of federal and state wage and hour laws. Dylan Stewart worked for San
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Seeks Guidance on Meal and Rest Periods for Ambulance Attendants

By Christopher M. Cascino

Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, Seyfarth attorneys Chris DeGroff, Noah Finkel, and Brad Livingston presented their insights on how the Trump administration will affect employers.  Specifically, they discussed the effect the Trump administration is having and will have on the EEOC, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.  All presenters agreed that, while the
Continue Reading Seyfarth Attorneys Discuss Effect Of Trump Administration On Employers

By Alex Passantino

As the nation waited for the final states to be called in the early morning hours on Wednesday, we here at the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog focused on our one thing: what impact would the result have on the DOL’s overtime exemption regulations scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016?  How does the election
Continue Reading Electoral Impact: How Does Tuesday’s Result Affect the Overtime Exemption Regulations?

By Robert Nobile, Courtney Stieber and Samuel Sverdlov

Introduction

Employers of technology innovators should beware the employment traps and risks associated with think tank operations and retreats, such as hackathons. Hackathons are company-sponsored competitions, where either teams or individual software developers (and now increasingly other types of professionals) (here) are given a timed task to complete, usually
Continue Reading Hacking at Employment Risks in Hackathons: Practice Insights

By Christine Hendrickson, Valerie J. Hoffman, Lawrence Z. Lorber, Annette Tyman

If there was any doubt that pay equity is major risk area for employers, that doubt should now be erased.  This morning, on the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the EEOC made a startling announcement.

The EEOC announced its
Continue Reading New EEOC Pay Report Proposed For Employers in 2017

In our third installment of articles looking at the employment law cases being heard by the US Supreme Court this fall term, Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo will have importance in both the wage & hour and class action litigation worlds. “Donning and Doffing “ – who knew!

 Another Watershed Moment for Class Actions?  SCOTUS to
Address Limits on Statistical


Continue Reading ELL SCOTUS Series # 3 – Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo

By Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), due to pending litigation, had not begun to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final rule on protections relating to most home care workers, which rules had an effective date of January 1, 2015. That litigation has now concluded, and the DOL rule has been
Continue Reading DOL Enforcement of Domestic Service Home Care Worker Employment Compliance Begins November 12, 2015

By Annette Tyman, Christine Hendrickson and Kristina M. Launey

Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the   California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. The Fair Pay Act will be effective January 1, 2016 for employers with California-based employees.

How Does This Law Differ From Current Laws Addressing Pay
Continue Reading California Governor Signs Strictest Equal Pay Law in U.S.

By Jacob Oslick

iStock_000023258402MediumWe have previously reported and blogged about challenges to paying employees through debit card-like “paycards.” A recent Pennsylvania decision has amplified those concerns.

In a case of first impression, the trial court in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania found that paying employees through mandatory payroll cards does not comply with a Pennsylvania law, the Wage Payment and Collection Law,
Continue Reading Pennsylvania Court Rules Payroll Cards Aren’t “Lawful Money,” Says Employers Must Pay Using Checks Or Dead Presidents