On September 14, 2023, Maine Governor Janet Mills declared a state of emergency due to Hurricane Lee’s anticipated landfall on the Pine Tree state, triggering a costly hazard pay measure for nearly all employers in Portland.
Proposed legislation would create a new “Fast Food Council” with limited authority to recommend employment regulations, set $20/hr minimum wage for workers in this industry, and allow the IWC to remain de-funded.
We’re moving to a new online payment platform, which includes an option for customers to include tips in varying amounts. We’re new to dealing with tips, and not sure how this will impact our pay practices. Who do the tips go to?
On July 6, 2023, a federal court in Texas rejected a challenge to the United States Department of Labor’s 80/20 Rule, which applies to employers that take a tip credit toward their minimum wage obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
It’s time again for our mostly rates-only update that summarizes scheduled state- and local-level wage increases throughout the summer and fall of 2023, along with some rate changes that occurred in 2023 before publication.