On November 22, a bill (A3505) was introduced that would repeal all state laws providing for the payment of prevailing wages, including most notably the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, P.L. 1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.). The bill has been referred to the Assembly Labor Committee.
Sixth Circuit Prohibits Employers From Contractually Shortening the Limitations Period for FLSA Claims
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Boaz v. FedEx Customer Information Services, Inc., rejecting an employer’s defense to a claim made for unpaid overtime on the basis of a provision in an employment agreement. The court held that a provision in the agreement to shorten…..
California Supreme Court: Newspaper Carriers Can Proceed With Class Action Challenging Independent Contractor Status
On June 30, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a decision addressing how trial courts should determine the appropriateness of class certification in cases where workers claim they were improperly classified as independent contractors. In a case brought by a group of newspaper carriers claiming that a newspaper company illegally treated them as independent contractors
More and more employers and insurance companies are providing incentives and rewards to employees and their covered dependents to encourage participation in wellness programs—programs designed to improve an individual’s overall health and well-being, and to avoid and even treat, chronic health conditions. While there are many laws governing wellness programs, this article focuses on the often-overlooked federal income tax implications to employers and employees.