California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.
The 6th and 8th Circuits recently joined many district courts in holding that federal courts cannot exercise jurisdiction over FLSA claims that arise from out-of-state conduct when the defendant is not subject to the court’s general personal jurisdiction.
A new federal minimum wage of $15 per hour applicable to federally regulated employees in the private sector was included in the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1. The new wage rate will take effect on December 29, 2021.
On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was formally rescinding regulations issued by the prior administration defining “joint employer” status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).