Tag: Minimum Wage

State Supreme Court Asked to Review Constitutionally of Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws On February 20, 2019, the Michigan House adopted a resolution (H.R. 25), along with the state Senate (S.R. 16), requesting guidance from the state Supreme Court about the new minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. Procedurally, under the Michigan…

Minimum Wage On February 19, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation (S.B. 1) increasing the state’s minimum wage rate as follows: $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2020. $10 per hour on July 1, 2020. $11 per hour on January 1, 2021. $12 per hour on January 1, 2022. $13 per hour on January…

Paid Family Leave On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A.B. 3975) that expands the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefits, establishes new administrative requirements for the TDI and FLI programs, and increases TDI and FLI payroll taxes as follows: For leave periods beginning on or…

Posters Updated In January 2019, the following new mandatory posters were released by the Michigan Wage and Hour Division: Minimum Wage and Overtime General Requirements The state’s minimum wage remained at $9.25 on January 1, 2019 but increases to $9.45 effective March 29, 2019. Paid Medical Leave Act General Requirements Effective March 29, 2019, covered…

DOL Publishes Penalty Increases Update: The penalties were published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2019 and are effective. On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a pre-publication of its Federal Register notice with specifics about the adjustment, for inflation, of the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department…

Minimum Wage and Poster Effective January 1, 2019, the Colorado minimum wage increased to $11.10 per hour and the tipped employee minimum wage increased to $8.08 per hour. The state also released an updated poster to reflect these wage increases. See the poster

Minimum Wage Increase and Poster On January 1, 2019, the Rhode Island hourly minimum wage rate increased to $10.50 per hour, with the following exceptions: The hourly minimum wage rate is $9.45 for full-time students under age 19 working in a nonprofit religious, educational, librarial, or community services organization. The hourly minimum wage rate is…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of what you may have missed over the holiday break. EEOC, court kick “Onionhead” employer while it’s down A federal judge in New York ruled on post-trial motions filed by…

City of Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase In November 2018, the City of Mountain View announced that employers who are subject to the Mountain View Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Mountain View must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Mountain View, minimum…

Medical Marijuana Legalized On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative (Missouri Amendment 2), amending the state’s constitution and legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The initiative does not permit a person to bring a claim against any employer, former employer, or prospective employer (employer) for wrongful discharge, discrimination,…