Wage and hour

Judicial roundup: Screening time compensable; intent a factor in PAGA cases; $8.5 million IC settlement

|July 28th, 2021|

Time spend undergoing mandatory security screens is compensable in Pennsylvania; California workers seeking statutory damages for incorrect pay must show willful intent; and Scooter rental company Lime settles an IC case in California.
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What’s the wage?

|July 21st, 2021|

There’s much talk about wage inflation amid worker shortages. Whether the worry is warranted or not, SIA collated historical and projected wage averages in 34 countries and more to help program managers anticipate trends.
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Delaware becomes 10th state to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

|July 21st, 2021|

Delaware’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour from $9.25 over a series of annual increases between 2022 and 2025.
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Business groups lobby against key Biden labor nominee

|July 14th, 2021|

President Biden’s pick to run the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division is facing fierce opposition from several business groups, The Hill reported.
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Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

|May 5th, 2021|

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
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Biden sets $15 minimum wage for federal contractors

|April 28th, 2021|

President Biden issued an executive order raising to $15 the minimum wage for work done on federal contracts. The wage currently is $10.95.
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Misclassification roundup: Firm owes back wages; Alabama harmonizes tests

|April 28th, 2021|

A Tennessee-based provider of at-home healthcare services is paying $358,675 in back wages to misclassified workers; A new Alabama law requires the use of the IRS 20-factor test and establishes safe harbor for employers.
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Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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IC misclassification penalties built into state’s paid leave law

|April 21st, 2021|

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act, which requires all employees be provided paid leave for sick time, safe time, or other reasons, also provides penalties for independent contractor misclassification.
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Maine buyer faces penalties in H-2A visa investigation

|March 31st, 2021|

A tomato grower has paid $245,351 in back wages and $92,114 in civil money penalties for violating labor provisions of the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
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