On January 10, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to help workers and businesses evaluate whether someone is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the DOL, the updated rule is intended to
As has been widely publicized, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, No. 21-984, that a former employee was entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), despite working as a manager and earning over $200,000 annually
Earlier this week, in a win for gig economy companies, a California appeals court ruled Uber, Lyft, and similar app-based ride-hailing and delivery companies can continue to classify their California drivers as independent contractors pursuant to Proposition 22. In 2020, California su
Effective this year, Senate Bill 1162 significantly expanded the employer pay data reporting requirements of California Government Code section 12999. The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) recently released guidance to help employers comply with the new requirements by the upc
As summer approaches, many employers are looking to hire student interns. The benefits of summer internships are mutual: Companies create an accessible group of potential future hires, while interns obtain real- world workplace experience and training, as well as valuable networking o
In keeping with what has become a nationwide trend, Arizona voters approved the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Initiative (“Proposition 206”), a ballot measure that incrementally increases the minimum wage, and requires employers to provide paid sick leave. The measure passed by a ma
On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Department of Labor released the final rule updating overtime regulations. The final rule, which is effective on December 1, 2016, includes the following key provisions: The salary threshold for “white collar” workers will more than double from $45
On March 24, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that automobile service advisors – those friendly faces that evaluate your car troubles and recommend services and repairs – are not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements
The Ninth Circuit decided a matter of first impression on Wednesday, which could make it easier for employers to defeat wage and hour collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Greg Landers v. Quality Communications, Inc., et al., employees argued that QCI (a ca
The minimum wage will change on January 1, 2013 in several states and some municipalities. Where local minimum wage laws exceed the federal minimum wage, employers must follow the local law. In addition, most of these local laws require the employer to provide notice of the law. Conta
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