Wage and hour

California employers face criminal liability for intentional unpaid wages

|September 29th, 2021|

A California law that makes intentional “wage theft” by employers a felony in the state of California applies to companies’ independent contractors as well as direct hires.
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Court vacates Trump-era wage-based H-1B selection process rule

|September 22nd, 2021|

A federal district court on Sept. 15 struck down a Trump administration rule that would have given high-wage positions priority in the H-1B selection process, replacing the lottery-based process currently in use.
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Google accused of underpaying thousands of temp workers

|September 15th, 2021|

According to a report by The Guardian and The New York Times, Google executives have been aware for at least two years that it was out of compliance with laws in dozens of countries that mandate temporary workers be paid equal rates to full-time employees performing similar work.
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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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