On October 14, 2013, the Senate introduced a bill (S3012) that would severely punish repeat violators of the prevailing wage law. Specifically, the bill would grant the commissioner authority to issue a stop-work order against any employer that continues to pay less than the prevailing wage at a job site after receiving a penalty for paying below the prevailing wage. A stop-work order requires the cessation of all business operations at every site where the violation has continued, and would remain in effect until certain additional steps are met to the satisfaction of the commissioner.
On April 14, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-49, ordering a temporary suspension of all new garnishments of consumer debt judgments, as well as a suspension of enforcement of any garnishment order already issued for a consumer debt judgment.
Today, President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to propose a rule requiring that federal contractors submit summary compensation data to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and issued an executive order prohibiting retaliation against employees and applicants who discuss compensation information. The executive order and presidential…..
California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has published a poster and wage notice for employers to use in compliance with AB 1522, California’s new mandatory sick pay law. On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. The Act requires California employers to…..