On July 27, 2022, the Director of California’s Department of Finance sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials, noting that the Department had determined poor economic conditions necessitated expedited increases to the minimum wage.
The countdown for new legislation in Ireland requiring large companies to report on differences in pay between men and women has begun, with many Irish employers required to prepare and submit gender pay gap reports in December.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has published its long-anticipated decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel confirming that paid holiday for part-year employees/workers on permanent contracts must not be pro-rated.
Over the past few years, cities and counties have gotten into the business of regulating the workplace, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. Many local jurisdictions have focused particular attention on the hospitality industry.
A Michigan judge has held that the state legislature violated the Michigan Constitution in 2018 when, during a lame-duck session, it overhauled revisions to Michigan’s minimum wage and tip law and newly created paid sick and safe time law.
Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor and Human Resources has issued Opinion No. 2022-02, which provides the methodology for employers to self-classify as a microenterprises, small or medium businesses under Act 62-2014.
A new Rhode Island statute prohibits employers of tipped employees from retaining employee tips, creates new requirements for tip pools, and sets requirements for deductions from tips for credit card processing.
Cities have started to implement their own workplace regulations, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.