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Changes to Overtime Pay Rules Could Impact Millions of Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed significant changes to overtime pay regulations that could affect millions of American workers. The proposed rule seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, which determines who is eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, workers would need to earn at least around ...
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Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect in Multiple U.S. States Starting January 2024

21 U.S. states are set to implement minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2024. Alaska: $11.73 per hour Arizona: $14.35 per hour California: $16.00 per hour Connecticut: $15.69 per hour Delaware: $13.25 per hour Hawaii: $14.00 per hour Illinois: $14.00 per hour Maine: $14.15 per hour Maryland: $15.00 per hour ...
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Demystifying Predictive Scheduling Laws: What Employers Need to Know

Predictive scheduling laws, sometimes referred to as fair workweek or stable scheduling laws, primarily apply to businesses in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. The core principle of these laws is to require employers to post employee work schedules in advance, typically around 14 days before the start of ...
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Minimum Wage Updates – September 2023

The Florida minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $12.00 on September 30, 2023 with regular $1 increases each September through 2026. Sept 2023 - $12.00 Sept 2024 - $13.00 Sept 2025 - $14.00 Sept 2026 - $15.00 ...
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Unlock Savings: Massachusetts Ends Holiday and Sunday Premium Pay

Retail employers in Massachusetts are faced with a labor law change that could offer opportunities for cost savings and strategic investment. As of January 1, 2023, the requirement to provide holiday and Sunday premium pay for specific employees has been lifted. While this may prompt concerns about employee compensation, it ...
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California Employers Face Scrutiny over Time-Rounding Practices

The California Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear a class-action case that could have significant implications for how employers in the state use time rounding to calculate employees' work hours.  Legal experts suggest that the court might lean towards declaring time rounding impermissible if technology allows for accurate recording ...
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U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies FMLA Leave Calculation with Holidays

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (DOL) has issued an opinion letter clarifying how employers should calculate an employee's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement when leave is taken during a week that includes a holiday. Key Takeaways The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour ...
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Minimum Wage Updates – July 2023

When a state's minimum wage increases, employers should review the new requirements, update their payroll systems, and communicate the changes to their employees.  This includes identifying affected employees, accurately calculating the revised minimum wage, and then ensuring ongoing compliance with any future adjustments.  Listed below are several upcoming changes of ...
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Minimum Wage Updates – June 2023

Connecticut’s state minimum wage increased to $15.00 per hour on June 1, 2023. Employers in Connecticut should review the new requirement, make the necessary system updates after ensuring they work as intended by testing them, and then communicate the changes to their employees ...
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