Upending the longstanding practice of employers including no-rehire clauses in agreements resolving employment disputes, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that will prohibit such provisions in employment settlement agreements.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has finalized a regulation that would substantially increase the salary threshold to qualify as an exempt Executive, Administrative and Professional employee under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.
Over a year after Congress amended the FLSA to clarify tip ownership questions, the DOL finally published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with proposed changes to its current regulations on handling tips under its minimum wage guidance.
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit certified to the Supreme Court of California the question of whether that court’s landmark 2018 decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court should be applied retroactively.