Cities have started to implement their own workplace regulations, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.
It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.
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.
Puerto Rico Governor Pierluisi has issued Executive Order 2022-019, drastically changing previously issued COVID-19 measures and guidelines by eliminating most requirements regarding masks, capacity limits and vaccination mandates.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has issued three news executive orders revising travelers’ declaration requirements, relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and providing for additional vaccine booster mandates for certain employees.