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February 13, 2019

Certainty is (Even Closer) on the Horizon for the New York Home Care Industry

A New York court will soon decide the fate of a rule governing how certain home care attendants are paid.

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February 12, 2019

Significant Changes to Japan's Labor Laws Will Take Effect in April 2019: Are You Prepared?

Japan recently made significant revisions to its labor laws. Most of the amendments take effect in April 2019. Employers that have operations in Japan need to take immediate action to comply with the new requirements.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2019

WPI State of the States: What a Difference a Month Makes

Nearly all states legislatures are now in session, and the surge of new bills indicates lawmakers are not holding back. Over 1,000 state-level labor and employment-related bills have already been introduced since January 1, 2019.

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January 31, 2019

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

2019 marks the start of Wage Watch’s third year of publication, which we will celebrate the only way we (sadly) know how: by recapping federal, state, and local developments concerning the minimum wage, tips, and overtime.

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January 30, 2019

New York Employers Can Expect Significant Legislative and Regulatory Activity in 2019

This Insight highlights several of the major challenges New York State and New York City employers are likely to encounter this coming calendar year.

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January 28, 2019

New Jersey Employers Should Expect Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Per Hour

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee approved a bill (A 15) that, if passed by the legislature, would incrementally raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour for most workers by 2024.

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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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