On July 6, 2023, a federal court in Texas rejected a challenge to the United States Department of Labor’s 80/20 Rule, which applies to employers that take a tip credit toward their minimum wage obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
It’s time again for our mostly rates-only update that summarizes scheduled state- and local-level wage increases throughout the summer and fall of 2023, along with some rate changes that occurred in 2023 before publication.
On April 28, 2023, the Fifth Circuit ordered a Texas court to further consider a legal challenge to the DOL’s 80/20 Rule, which applies to employers that take a tip credit toward their minimum wage obligation under the FLSA.
Among the few thousand bills being considered by California’s legislature this year, AB1228 stands out. The bill would essentially create joint liability for employment-related claims in the fast food industry for both a franchisee and its franchisor.
With one day left to spare before the deadline to introduce new bills, on February 16, 2023, California Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) introduced Assembly Bill 1228, the “Fast Food Franchisor Responsibility Act.”