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The Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 79 on November 20, 2019, which would raise the minimum wage but also halt the state Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") from raising the salary threshold for overtime wages. The bill, which still needs to pass the house and be signed by the governor...

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") revised the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") exemptions. The change could cause millions of Americans to be reclassified as non-exempt. The FLSA requires employers to pay overtime wages for all time worked in...

On October 8, 2019, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued long awaited rules that could have a significant impact in the restaurant industry. The proposed rules would broaden employers' abilities pay tip credit wages for non-tipped work and to include both front and back of the house employees in...

On September 20, 2019, the Tenth Circuit held that cannabis industry employers are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Defendant contended that because the employer’s employment activities are in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, the FLSA’s protections to do not apply to its...

On March 4, 2019, a federal court sanctioned a company for interviewing warehouse workers to obtain declarations in support of its opposition to an FLSA opt-in collective and PA Minimum Wage Act class action certification where there were no plaintiff’s attorneys present for the meetings. Because...

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor released its long-promised proposed rule raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemption threshold to $35,308 annually. Based on a 40-hour work week, the increase equates to about a $17.00 per...

In January 2018, the District Court for the District of Colorado rejected a cannabis company's argument that it was not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because it was engaged in an industry "entirely forbidden" by the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and denied its motion to...

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