Wage and Hour Nominee Withdraws

As reported previously, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has been staffing up in anticipation of more aggressive enforcement. Who will lead those enforcement efforts has recently come into question with the revelation that the Obama Administration’s nominee for Wage and Hour Administrator, Lorelei Boylan, has withdrawn from consideration for the post. Coupled with the … Continue reading Wage and Hour Nominee Withdraws
October 14, 2009

New York State Wage Board Approves Revised Hospitality Industry Wage Order

The following report is sent to us from Richard I. Greenberg and Felice B. Ekelman The New York Department of Labor’s 2009 Restaurant and Hotel Industry Wage Board has submitted its Report and Recommendations to consolidate the individual wage orders for the restaurant and hotel industries into a single Hospitality Industry Wage Order.  Commissioner of … Continue reading New York State Wage Board Approves Revised Hospitality Industry Wage Order
September 22, 2009

Increased Enforcement at DOL

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Melanie Trottman notes that the U.S. Department of Labor has started shifting its focus towards what has long been assumed would be the case: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has spent her first few months in office focusing on handing out $46 billion in stimulus money. Now, her department is adding … Continue reading Increased Enforcement at DOL
September 9, 2009

Jackson Lewis Partner Paul DeCamp Featured in Employment Law 360

In today’s Employment Law 360 (subscription required), Jackson Lewis partner and leader of the Firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group offered his thoughts on a variety of wage and hour-related topics, including what he sees as the next wave of wage and hour cases: These days, the plaintiffs’ bar is very focused on uncompensated increments … Continue reading Jackson Lewis Partner Paul DeCamp Featured in Employment Law 360
September 3, 2009

DOL Issues Guidance on Furloughs and Reductions in Pay

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a fact sheet containing information on furloughs and other reductions in pay. Set forth in question and answer format, the fact sheet walks employers through a number of issues raised by the Fair Labor Standards Act in a difficult economic environment. Primarily, WHD … Continue reading DOL Issues Guidance on Furloughs and Reductions in Pay
August 28, 2009

Federal Minimum Wage Increase

On July 24, 2009, the final stage of the three-phase minimum wage increase contained in the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 goes into effect. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act must now be paid no less than $7.25 per hour. A revised minimum wage poster has been prepared by the Department of Labor’s Wage … Continue reading Federal Minimum Wage Increase
July 20, 2009

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