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June 23, 2022

July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off

It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.

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June 9, 2022

New Obligations for Frontline Sector Employers through Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay Program

A new law authorizes bonus payments to Minnesotans who worked in frontline sectors during the COVID-19 emergency - and requires covered employers to provide notice to workers by June 23, 2022.

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June 3, 2022

U.S. Minimum Wage, Tipped, and Exempt Employee Pay Increases Will Heat Up This Summer (And Possibly Other Seasons)

Minimum wage laws can affect businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city.

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March 30, 2022

Salt Bae’s Sprinkle of First Impression: Eleventh Circuit Holds Mandatory Service Charges Are Not “Tips” and May Be Used to Satisfy FLSA Wage Requirements

The 11th Circuit recently upheld a decision that an 18% restaurant service fee was not a “tip” and was properly used by the restaurant to satisfy its minimum wage obligations under the FLSA and requirements of the Section 207(i) FLSA exemption.

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March 10, 2022

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Puerto Rico Government Eliminates Most COVID-19 Restrictions

Puerto Rico Governor Pierluisi has issued Executive Order 2022-019, drastically changing previously issued COVID-19 measures and guidelines by eliminating most requirements regarding masks, capacity limits and vaccination mandates.

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March 3, 2022

Decreasing Prospects for Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage to $15

The centerpiece of the Biden administration’s labor and jobs agenda is an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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February 17, 2022

Booster Mandates for Puerto Rico Employees and Additional COVID-19 Measures

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has issued three news executive orders revising travelers’ declaration requirements, relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and providing for additional vaccine booster mandates for certain employees.

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February 11, 2022

Drop the Mask: NY No Longer Requires Proof of Vaccination or Masks for Most Businesses, but Employers’ Obligations May Not End There

On February 9, 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state is largely discontinuing the mandate that businesses require proof of vaccination or masks to enter the premises.

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January 31, 2022

Puerto Rico Government Issues Three New Executive Orders in Relation to COVID-19

On January 28, 2022, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi issued three additional executive orders in connection to COVID-19.

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January 18, 2022

Puerto Rico Imposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions and Vaccine Booster Mandates on Private Sector Employers

On January 13, 2022, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi once again issued back-to-back executive orders implementing additional COVID-19 restrictions and extending vaccine booster requirements for employees in additional sectors.

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