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Compensation & Benefits

Federal court revives EEO-1 pay reporting requirement

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 4 vacated a Trump administration stay of an EEO-1 reporting requirement that was promulgated during the Obama administration but never implemented.

Workers’ comp: What happens in Texas stays in Texas

Employees claiming retaliation for making a workers’ compensation claim in Texas can’t make a federal case out of it. Such claims must be heard in state courts.

Bill would ban local paid-leave laws in Texas

In the wake of passage of paid-leave ordinances in Austin and San Antonio, state Rep. Matt Krause (R.–Tarrant County) has proposed legislation that would clearly state that Texas municipalities do not have the authority to enact laws requiring employers to offer paid leave.

Employers sharing less pay info now than in 2010

Forty-seven percent of organizations now provide employees only minimal information about others’ pay, compared to 32% in 2010.

More covered by employer-sponsored health insurance

An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate may be behind a modest increase in the share of Americans with job-based health insurance in recent years, but the long-term trend remains a downward one.

Consumers rarely appeal denied insurance claims

People with health insurance only appeal a tiny share of denied insurance claims, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of recent claims data.

Chang, Chung employees say cha-ching! after settlement

Fourteen restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area will pay 100 employees a total of $126,142 after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Reimburse employees when they use their cars for company business

Here’s a reminder that in California, employers are re­­spon­­sible for making sure workers are reimbursed for any expenses they incur while doing their jobs if the expenses benefit their employer.

Include travel time pay when figuring OT

Do you have workers you pay a set amount for travel time from one location to another during the day? If so, that payment probably must be included in “hours worked” for calculating overtime payments for the week.

St. Paul’s $15 minimum wage will start phasing in July 1

By July 1, 2022, the city government and large employers will have to pay workers $15 per hour. Small businesses will have until July 1, 2027 to hit that mark.