Archive for 'Wage and Hour'

We hope you stayed safe, warm, and dry during the recent snowstorm!  Acting on the weather forecasters’ dire predictions of massive snowfall, you may have proactively chosen to close your business and tell your employees to stay home.  If so, you may be wondering about your obligations with respect to paying your employees for this […]

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In the last few years, New York has been one of the most aggressive states in the nation with respect to increasing its minimum wage.  On December 31, the latest round of minimum wage increases will begin to take effect.  Will you be prepared to make the necessary adjustments? Adding to the difficulty for employers, […]

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Last month, a federal judge in Texas stayed implementation of the Department of Labor’s controversial rule change which would have nearly doubled the threshold required for employees to be exempt from overtime.  Even though this ruling was by a judge in Texas, it has a nationwide effect – the DOL’s new rule cannot be enforced […]

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On September 10, the New York Acting Commissioner Mario J. Musolino approved the Fast Food Wage Board’s recommendation for a $15 per hour minimum wage for fast food industry workers.  The minimum wage for fast food workers will rise in accordance with the schedule established by the Wage Board.  As a result, fast food workers […]

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The wait is over. On May 18, President Obama and the Secretary of Labor announced the Department of Labor’s final rule overhauling the white collar exemptions to overtime requirements for executive, administrative, professional, and highly compensated employees.  The new salary threshold for employees exempt under the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions will be $913 per […]

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