On April 11, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed into law HB 1173, rolling back the provisions of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act and realigning Virginia’s overtime obligations and exemptions with those of the federal FLSA.
On April 1, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit held that business development managers who solicited and sold vehicles to corporate clients are not entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA because they exercised discretion in the performance of their tasks.
On April 5, 2022, Ontario announced that, in an effort to help workers with rising costs and inflation, it will be raising its general minimum wage by 8% from $15 per hour to $15.50 per hour, commencing October 1, 2022.
In a series of significant recent decisions, a New York district court held that federal courts lack jurisdiction to hear claims alleging violations of New York’s wage statement and wage notice claims under the Wage Theft Prevention Act.
On March 28, 2022, the Brazilian government published a new Provisional Measure that, among other matters, modifies some of the provisions of the Labor Code relating to remote work that could have a significant impact on employers.
The 11th Circuit recently upheld a decision that an 18% restaurant service fee was not a “tip” and was properly used by the restaurant to satisfy its minimum wage obligations under the FLSA and requirements of the Section 207(i) FLSA exemption.