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February 12, 2020

The Seventh Circuit Rules on Whether to Send Notice in FLSA Collective Actions to Individuals with Arbitration Agreements

The Seventh Circuit recently became the second federal appellate court to address whether notice of an FLSA collective action may be sent to individuals who allegedly entered into mutual arbitration agreements waiving their right to join the action.

ASAP
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February 12, 2020

FLSA Collective Action Limited by Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

The District of Minnesota recently joined several other federal courts around the country in holding that only workers with a connection to the forum state may join a collective action under the FLSA.

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February 11, 2020

Third Circuit Lifts Preliminary Injunction and Green Lights Philadelphia’s Salary History Ordinance

On February 6, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Philadelphia’s salary history ordinance and reversed the lower court's decision, which had held that one of the ordinance’s provisions was unconstitutional.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2020

WPI State of the States: New Year, New Legislative Trends

The year 2020 is already shaping up to be quite active on the employment law front, and a quarter of U.S. states have yet to convene their 2020 legislative sessions.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2020

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

If January's minimum wage, tip, and overtime developments forecast what employers should expect throughout the remainder of the year, it could be a challenging 2020.

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January 28, 2020

New Jersey Amends its Wage Statement Requirements

Among the 153 bills Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on January 21, 2020 was Senate Bill 1791, which amends the New Jersey Wage Payment Law to require employers to provide additional information on employees’ wage statements.

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January 27, 2020

New York Releases FAQs on Statewide Salary History Ban

Recently, the New York Department of Labor released a series of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify changes to New York state law that prohibit employer inquiries into the salary history of applicants and employees, which took effect on January 6, 2020.

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January 15, 2020

Connecticut’s New Restaurant Wage Law Codifies “80/20 Rule” for Tipped Employees

Connecticut has enacted legislation that attempts to clarify how restaurants and other hospitality industry employers must pay workers who receive tips in customer service jobs that also require untipped work.

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January 15, 2020

Employees’ Compensation Following the Earthquake Situation in Puerto Rico

Since late December 2019, a series of earthquakes and aftershocks have struck the southwest region of Puerto Rico, causing many structures to collapse or to sustain severe structural damage.

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January 13, 2020

DOL Issues Final Rule on Joint-Employer Status under Fair Labor Standards Act

On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule regarding joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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