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March 8, 2019

DOL Proposes to Increase the Minimum Salary for the “White Collar” Overtime Exemptions to $35,308

On March 7, 2019, the DOL's Wage and Hour Division published the long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the “white collar” overtime exemption regulations.

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March 1, 2019

WPI State of the States: From Sexual Harassment and Equal Pay to Vaccines and Big Data – February was a Mixed Bag of Legislative Activity

This month's State of the States will highlight bills that appear to have momentum, and flag a few noteworthy trends at the state level.

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March 1, 2019

New York State Department of Labor Scraps Plans to Implement Statewide Predictable Scheduling

Despite multiple attempts to implement predictable scheduling regulations, the NY DOL has indicated that it is withdrawing them.

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February 28, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Ninth Circuit's Decision in Equal Pay Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated and remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino, in which it held an employer cannot justify a wage differential between men and women by relying on prior salary.

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February 28, 2019

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

In February, love was not the only thing in the air; wafting through legislative chambers across the country was the sweet smell of bills about the minimum wage, tips, and overtime.

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February 22, 2019

Philadelphia’s “Fair Workweek” Ordinance Will Impose Scheduling and Hiring Restrictions on Large Retail, Hospitality and Food Service Establishments

Philadelphia's Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, effective January 1, 2020, imposes significant hiring, scheduling, and compensation duties on large retail, hospitality and food service businesses.

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February 19, 2019

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising the Statewide Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

On February 19, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the “Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act,” which raises the state’s minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2025.

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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.

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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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