The state prevailing wage threshold for total work done for a municipality or on property or premises owned by a municipality will increase from $14,187 to $15,444 beginning July 1, 2014. If the work is being done for any other public entity (like a board of education or municipal utility authority) the current $2,000 threshold still applies.
WHD Issues More Opinion Letters: One Addresses Whether Wellness Activities Constitute Compensable Time
On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released six opinion letters—four involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and two involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
UK Supreme Court Confirms Divergence in Pay for Maternity and Parental Leave Does Not Discriminate Against Men
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has refused leave to appeal in the case of Chief Constable of Leicester v. Hextall. The claimant had sought leave to appeal the court of appeal’s May 2019 ruling in the combined cases of Ali v. Capita Customer Management Limited and Chief Constable of Leicester v. Hextall,  EWCA Civ 900.
Now that a federal district court judge has issued a nationwide injunction against the new overtime rules that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016, many employers are asking “what should we do?” Some employers have already prepared to comply with the new regulations and are ready to roll out new payroll practices next month. Do they hold off or press forward?