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January 22, 2019

Third Circuit Reverses Class Certification of Unpaid Overtime Claims in Off-The-Clock Lawsuit

The Third Circuit overturned a U.S. district court’s decision certifying a class of mortgage loan officers, who claimed they were unlawfully denied overtime pay for work performed off-the-clock. The decision is significant for three reasons.

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January 10, 2019

DOL Sends Proposed Overtime Rule to the White House

The DOL will send its draft of the long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the “white collar” overtime exemptions to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on or before Friday, January 11, 2019.

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January 7, 2019

Check Please: New Requirements for Massachusetts Tipped Employees

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office recently published guidance regarding how a new tipped-employee law is to be applied. Employers must now compare tips earned, plus the service rate, to the minimum wage at the end of each shift.

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January 3, 2019

Under WARN, and Beyond? Massachusetts High Court Holds That Failure To Pay A “Back Pay” Award Does Not Give Rise To Wage Act Liability

In a recent case, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that back pay damages awarded under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act are not wages under the state Wage Act, curtailing claims for individual liability.

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January 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: The New Year Brings a Clean Legislative Slate

While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.

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December 31, 2018

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip and Overtime Developments (December Edition)

Time on 2018 has just about run out, so without delay, here are the developments impacting the minimum wage, tips, and overtime that occurred in 2018’s final month.

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December 27, 2018

Se confirman Salarios Mínimos y Áreas Geográficas

El 26 de diciembre de 2018, la Comisión Nacional de Salarios Mínimos (CONASAMI) publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación la resolución por medio de la cual se establecen los salarios mínimos generales y profesionales que estarán vigentes a partir del

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December 26, 2018

Mexico's New Minimum Wages and Geographical Zones Confirmed

On December 26, 2018, Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission published its resolution establishing the new general and professional minimum wages, effective January 1, 2019, and confirming the new geographical regions for minimum wage purposes.

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December 20, 2018

End-of-Year Washington State (and Local) Paid Sick and Safe Time Issues

For employers with Washington State operations, what happened in 2018 does not necessarily stay in 2018. Those bidding 2018 farewell cannot say goodbye to various paid sick and safe time (PSST) policy, notice, and leave calculation obligations in 2019.

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December 20, 2018

Michigan Governor Signs Amended Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Laws

On December 14, 2018, Michigan’s employment law landscape dramatically changed—again—when Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed two lame duck session bills that overhaul the recently revised minimum wage and tip law and newly created paid sick law.

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