The federal FLSA and some state wage laws contain provisions that impose criminal penalties on violators. These provisions, once rarely used, are taking on new life as government officials have begun leveraging them in recent criminal-enforcement actions.
Last week, President Biden marked his 100th day in office. This Lightbulb illuminates some of the more important developments affecting wage and hour law taken during the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
In September 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden promised that, if elected, he would be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had.” In his first 100 days in office, now President Biden has acted quickly and aggressively to make good on this pledge.
With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more accessible throughout the United States, but vaccination opportunities often limited to “business” hours, employers are experiencing an increase in requests for time off from work to obtain a vaccine.
Continuing a pattern of legislative action that is quickly making the Commonwealth a much more “employee-friendly” jurisdiction, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Overtime Wage Act.
A primary goal of this Report is to highlight the myriad and overlapping labor and employment issues that arise as the workplace transforms, and the imperative that successful solutions will require significant cross-disciplinary collaboration.