Senate picks Equal Pay Day to vote down equal pay legislation

The U.S. Senate observed Equal Pay Day, April 12, by declining to advance two bills that would have expanded the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and protected employees who discuss pay.

WHD crushes SoCal recycler with double damages

An Orange County recycler will pay 15 workers $200,378 in back wages and damages after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation uncovered numerous Fair Labor Standard Act violations.

Did 'no policy' policy force off-the-clock work?

A federal court has rejected a novel employee argument that an employer’s lofty sales goals and lean staffing amounted to a silent policy that required off-the-clock work.

U.S. Women's Soccer: Equal Pay for better play

The World Champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team filed an EEOC complaint March 31 demanding to be paid the same as members of the U.S. Men’s National Team and drawing mainstream attention to the Equal Pay Act.

Supreme Court turns down Walmart class-action case

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 declined to hear an appeal of a class-action lawsuit alleging that Walmart underpaid almost 200,000 Pennsylvania employees between 1998 and 2006.

California, New York set $15 minimum wage

Governors of California and New York both sign legislation Monday mandating the wage hikes.

OT claim requires some proof of hours worked

Suing for unpaid overtime? You have to present at least some evidence that you worked the hours you claim.

Utz drivers demand overtime

Three drivers for Utz Snacks in Hanover are suing, claiming the company owes them thousands of dollars in back overtime pay.

2016 STEM grads to earn highest starting salaries

Science, technology, engineering and math lead to highest starting salaries.

Supreme Court backs employees' timekeeping

It’s a wage-and-hour lesson many employers learn the hard way: If you don’t have good records of hours worked, courts take employees’ word for how much time they put in.

New laws, new rules: Equal pay emerges as hot issue to watch

The equal pay movement gained significant ground in 2015, with new equal pay legislation enacted in two large states, new pay equity rules issued for federal contractors and equal pay legislation introduced in several states.

Pool rules: Keep your mitts off employee tips

For employers with tipped employees, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal Department of Labor regulation on tip pools.

NLRB, McDonald's joint-employer suit begins

A much-anticipated courtroom showdown between the National Labor Relations Board and fast-food colossus McDonald’s began last week before an administrative law judge in a Manhattan courtroom.

20% of HR pros plead guilty to gender pay gap

Today, gender equality in the workplace is top of mind for politicians, activists, business leaders—and your employees.

Three new employment law issues affect New York employers

This month, we bring you a compendium of new laws, ordinances and regulations affecting New York employers.
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