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October 11, 2021

Here We Go Again! California's Latest Crop of Employment Laws

California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.

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October 1, 2021

How will the 2021 German Federal Election Results Shape Labor and Employment Law?

On September 26, 2021, the citizens of Germany elected a new Federal Parliament and thus decided how politics will be shaped during the next four years.

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September 30, 2021

New York City Passes Sweeping Set of Bills Aimed at Delivery Drivers and Hotel Workers

The New York City Council, on September 23, 2021, approved a set of bills that could significantly affect the working conditions of hotel workers and delivery drivers.

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September 28, 2021

Final Rule Affirms U.S. Department of Labor’s Power to Fine Businesses That Engage in Tip Theft

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule on September 23, 2021 clarifying several amendments to section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that concern tip pooling.

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September 21, 2021

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Law Raising Minimum Wage to $8.50 Per Hour Starting in 2022

On September 21, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law an Act that raises the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50.

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August 24, 2021

Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Requirements Amended

In the past six months, Illinois enacted SB 1480 and SB 1847, which amended various laws including the Illinois Equal Pay Act.

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August 23, 2021

Circuit Courts Endorse Limiting Jurisdiction in FLSA Collective Actions

The 6th and 8th Circuits recently joined many district courts in holding that federal courts cannot exercise jurisdiction over FLSA claims that arise from out-of-state conduct when the defendant is not subject to the court’s general personal jurisdiction.

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August 23, 2021

New York Amends Labor Law to Expand Employees’ Ability to Bring Wage Claims

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill (S858) that amends the New York Labor Law to make it easier for employees to bring claims against their employers for alleged unpaid and/or owed wages.

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August 18, 2021

Canada: $15 per Hour Federal Minimum Wage Will Take Effect December 29, 2021

A new federal minimum wage of $15 per hour applicable to federally regulated employees in the private sector was included in the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1. The new wage rate will take effect on December 29, 2021.

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July 29, 2021

Department of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer Regulations

On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was formally rescinding regulations issued by the prior administration defining “joint employer” status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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