WAGES & HOURS

Comcast promises lawsuit over Philly's new wage bias law

02/01/2017
Patterned after a first of its kind Massachusetts law, the ordinance bars employers from asking an employee’s salary history.

California localities' minimum wage increases for 2017

01/30/2017
The California minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees.

Setup work doesn't require prevailing wage

01/30/2017
Can employees who perform work that may be related to a public works contract, but not the public work directly, be paid less?

More retailers stop using on-call shift scheduling

01/19/2017
Pressure for attorney generals in several states has caused several large retailers to stop requiring employees to call work before a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day.

2017 brings higher minimum wage in 22 states

01/04/2017
For employers with staff in more than one state, complying with minimum wage laws just got more complicated.

With new law, Philadelphia jumps on pay equity bandwagon

01/03/2017
The bill that prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s wage and fringe benefits history is expected to become law, effective sometime in mid-2017.

Work-at-home abuse? Demand accountability

12/01/2016
Are you sure employees are working when they are supposed to be? Or are they abusing your flexible rules about taking time off and working from home?

16 new state laws California employers need to know about

11/28/2016
A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.

9 employment-related executive orders that could disappear Jan. 20

11/17/2016
Here are some of the most significant employment-related executive orders that could be on the chopping block.

Beware how schedules can affect whether commuting time is compensable

11/14/2016
Be aware that how workers manage their workdays may affect whether their “commute time” to their first stop of the day and back from their last stop is compensable.

Better pay, schedules may boost business

10/18/2016
Need help persuading management that raising wages, providing steady schedules and offering training that may lead to promotions will benefit your organization?

Minimum wage rises Jan. 1 for fed contractor employees

09/29/2016
The minimum wage goes up to $10.20 per hour on Jan. 1 for employees working on federal contracts.

Honest staff hit back at Wells Fargo with lawsuit

09/27/2016
Two former Wells Fargo employees who didn’t cheat in the bank’s ill-conceived incentive scheme to drive new business have filed a $2.6 million class-action lawsuit.

Voluntary activities & workers' comp: It's all fun and games until ...

09/22/2016
Many companies provide fun employee outings to boost morale or show gratitude to their workforce. But what if an employee gets hurt during one of these events?

Set 'fall back' reminder: Standard time starts Nov. 6

09/20/2016
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6.
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