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January 28, 2021

New Administration Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage

In numerous ways, the Biden administration has made clear that increasing the minimum wage to $15 is a top priority of the new administration.

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January 27, 2021

Alaska Legislature Eyes Minimum Wage, Pay Equity and Discrimination Law Changes

The Equal Pay and Living Wage Act, currently before the Alaska Legislature as Alaska Senate Bill 16, seeks several significant changes to Alaska’s minimum wage, pay equity and employment discrimination law.

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January 21, 2021

Case-by-Case Analysis for the Creative Professional Exemption Applies to All Journalists, Regardless of Employer Size

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an opinion letter analyzing the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) creative professional exemption to journalists.

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January 21, 2021

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Regarding Independent Contractor Status of Food Product Manufacturers’ Distributors

The DOL recently issued a letter responding to a food manufacturer’s request for an opinion on whether certain distributors of the manufacturer’s perishable products are employees or independent contractors under the FLSA.

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January 20, 2021

DOL Addresses Independent Contractor Status of Tractor-Trailer Drivers under FLSA in Final Flurry of Opinion Letters

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued four new opinion letters. The final Wage and Hour opinion letter issued by the DOL under the Trump administration, FLSA2021-9, addressed two issues related to the trucking industry.

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January 20, 2021

DOL Opens the Door for Staffing Firms to Exempt Workers from Overtime as “Retail or Service Establishments”

On the last full day of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) clarified that staffing firms can qualify as “retail or service establishments” under FLSA section 7(i).

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January 19, 2021

Department of Labor Issues Two Tip-Related Opinion Letters in Final Days of Outgoing Administration

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two opinion letters addressing tip-related issues.

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January 19, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota Limits the Amounts Food Delivery Platforms Can Charge During the Pandemic

St. Paul has joined the growing list of cities limiting fees food delivery platforms can earn during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 19, 2021

President-Elect Biden Releases COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Proposal

On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. released his administration’s plan for additional COVID-19 economic relief.

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January 19, 2021

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Addressing Requirements of the “Amusement or Recreational Establishment” Exemption

On January 15, 2021, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter addressing three issues pertaining to utilization of the “amusement or recreational establishment” exemption to the FLSA’s overtime and minimum wage requirements.

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