A provision in a final rule that prohibits employers from taking any portion of workers’ gratuities will take effect on April 30, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). However, the department wants to change or delay other aspects of the rule.
California employers are prohibited from rounding time-clock punches for employee meal periods, according to a recent ruling by the state’s high court.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently sent a proposed rule to the White House that would clarify whether workers are independent contractors or employees. The department recently delayed a rule that was issued by the prior administration.
An ordinance in Long Beach, Calif.—which requires grocery stores to pay workers $4 more than their hourly wage for a period of at least 120 days—can take effect, a federal judge in California recently ruled.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to work remotely, and some may have relocated for a variety of reasons, creating challenges for employers to keep up-to-date records of employee contact information.
As federal lawmakers consider whether to raise the minimum wage to $15, many state and local wage rates have been steadily rising in recent years, and some have reached or surpassed $15 an hour. Compliance can be a challenge for employers in multiple jurisdictions, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.