On May 17, 2019, Connecticut lawmakers passed House Bill 5004, “An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage,” which raises the state’s minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2023. Governor Ned Lamont has pledged to sign the bill.
We’ll spare you the taxing introduction and jump straight to itemizing developments concerning the minimum wage, tips, and overtime. Highlights include new opinion letters from the U.S. Department of Labor and a variety of state and local measures.
The 2019 session was a busy one for the Arkansas General Assembly, as the state enacted at least nine labor and employment-related measures in its recently concluded legislative session. Most of these new laws will take effect in July 2019.
A district court has ordered the EEOC to collect detailed data on employee compensation and hours worked from covered employers sorted by job category, pay band, race, ethnicity, and gender by September 30, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued three sets of proposed regulations that significantly impact the Hospitality industry. Employers are encouraged to review the proposals and submit comments as part of the rule-making process.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently discussed class certification in state court wage and hour cases, endorsing the same civil procedure rules in that context as is applicable to other class actions.
New Mexico’s state legislature has been busy over the past few weeks acting on bills introduced earlier this year. The state has enacted at least 9 new laws affecting employers, covering many topics from health care access to criminal background checks.