Minimum Wage Increases for 2021

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Nearly half of all states in the U.S. have announced new minimum wage rates for 2021, most with an effective date of January 1, 2021. While the federal minimum wage is still $7.25 What should employers do about the new 2021 minimum wage rates?

Features to Help Support Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts When Adding Flex Work Options

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Are flex work options the key to employee happiness, engagement, and even greater productivity? They can create new ways for employees to engage with the workplace. However, adding flexible work options isn’t as simple as announcing at the next company meeting that you’re switching to a four-day workweek. There may also a be wage and hour compliance concerns to keep in mind. Read the Report. Contact us today to learn more.

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Who Does A $15 Hourly Wage Really Help?

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As New York and New Jersey raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour, some economists and business owners are calling it a “well-intentioned mistake” While praised by employees, these wage increases aren’t met with as much enthusiasm by business owners, primarily in the hospitality industry, who say they will likely need to raise prices and potentially cut staff to stay afloat. an hour. The Big Effect on Small Business.

Strategies to Reduce Turnover Among Hourly Wage Workers

AbelHR

As part of our series on revisiting old blog posts, today we wanted to expand upon a previous posting where we detailed three strategies for reducing turnover among hourly wage workers. Consider schedules: Some hourly workers are on a rotating schedule, some on a fixed schedule.

Timekeeping Integration - The Key to Compliance

Speaker: Cynthia Hoyt, Regional Sales Director, Southland Data Processing

You hear about them almost every day. Another ruling on a wage and hour class action law suit. As an HR Professional, how can you know it all, and how can you help ensure that your company is in compliance? Today, more than ever, accurate timekeeping is the key to compliance. Tracking employees' time on paper just isn't cutting it, and you could be left holding a timebomb. ready to explode at any minute.

Amazon pulled into yet another flap over wages and hours

HR Morning

About two dozen night-shift workers at an Amazon delivery facility in Chicago have filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor claiming the company did not pay them for overtime during Prime Week in July. “We’ve We’ve followed all applicable wage and hour laws and are committed to speaking directly with employees to help them understand their pay,” Amazon said in a public statement. In an online video, workers cheered when they were sent home.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

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2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP “New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an intense focus on independent contractor classification and joint employer status create a perfect storm for new lawsuits.” . It’s safe to say that the suing workers were well compensated from the settlement. .

How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many businesses and organizations. Download the Report. Labor Laws Wage & Hour Compliance

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

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In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. In this article (Part II in our series of lessons learned from landmark lawsuits ), we’re recapping some serious wage and hour violations of times past in order to illustrate the dangers of non-compliance: . The plaintiff claims that : .

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

HRWatchdog

Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

The important factors in wage and hour lawsuits are time and money. Finding the right balance is a matter of knowing the rules. Rather than subjecting you to my writing today I am going to expose you to the writing of four excellent attorneys who also write great blog posts. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. This is important with the new exempt regulations looming on the near horizon.

How to Avoid Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

Maintaining compliance with hundreds of rules and regulations at the federal, state and local levels is tough. But making sure your minimum wage and overtime pay follows federal and state wage and hour laws is important. Most workers in the United States who are paid hourly are entitled to be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 The U.S. to pay $158,230 in back wages to 126 employees. Failure to pay minimum wage.

Here are all the 2021 minimum wage changes by state

Homebase

The federal government has not changed its minimum wage ordinance of $7.25 since 2009, but according to the Department of Labor , 25 states across the country are changing their labor laws and adding state minimum wage 2021 increases. . While most of the state increases occur on January 1, 2021, several of the orders won’t take effect until later in the year. Wage changes are easier to manage with a little help. for the calendar year.

Massachusetts wage and hour laws you need to know

Genesis HR Solutions

As an employer in the Commonwealth, you need to understand the complexities specific to Massachusetts salary laws, hiring, and employing workers. In this article, we’ll discuss Massachusetts wage and hour laws, all of which are referenced in the Wage and Hour section of the Mass.gov website. Massachusetts Wage And Hour Laws: 2020 & Beyond. Minimum Wage. per hour. The minimum wage will increase $0.75

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The map below shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase. per hour.

California Wage Orders Updated

HRWatchdog

Employers must post the proper and updated Wage Order in their workplaces. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The updated Wage Orders include Wage Orders 1 through 13, 15 and 16. Wage Orders 14 and 17 have not been updated at this time. Updates Reflect Wage Increase.

America’s Greatest Threat? Lack of Hourly Workers!

The Tim Sackett Project

Low-skill, semi-skilled, people who have no skill but are willing to be trained. The hourly rate is anywhere between $12-22/hr. Now, I don’t want to get into all the reasons of why organizations are struggling to find hourly workers. Say hello to the robots!

Compensation: 38% of Hourly Workers Aren’t Making a Living Wage

HR Daily Advisor

As an HR professional, you hear a lot about pay equity and the gender wage gap, but how often do you hear about the pay inequality that is plaguing hourly workers? A new report released by Snag (formerly Snagajob), a platform for hourly work, reveals that 38% of workers earning $20 or less an hour consider themselves underemployed. “Hourly jobs account for nearly 60% of the American workforce and 94% of net new job growth is hourly.

Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees by State 2020

Paycor

If employees regularly receive tips, complying with minimum wage regulations can be a complicated business—especially when calculating overtime. The reality is, the rules can be very different based on where you are in the country. Minimum Cash Wage.

Setting remote work rules for hourly employees

Business Management Daily

They were self-directed and thrived working their own hours with minimal interference. But the vast majority of their work could be performed from anywhere, anytime. The alternative was to shut down completely. The options for each differ significantly.

Employees in San Francisco? Minimum Wage Increases to $13 Per Hour on July 1

HRWatchdog

Order the new poster now and be ready for July 1! As one of the scheduled increases from Proposition J, San Francisco’s $13 per hour minimum wage becomes effective July 1, 2016. On that Friday, San Francisco employers must replace their existing required posting with the new minimum wage notice reflecting the $13 rate. Order your poster online today or call Customer Service at (800) 331-8877. The post Employees in San Francisco?

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Why Employee Engagement Is Different For Your Hourly, Pink & Blue Collar Workforces

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Learn more about our HR Technology and Product Reviews here at Workology. See our FTC disclosure at the end of this review. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR Reviews blue collar Bonus employee engagement hourly wage hourly workers hr Incentives Product Review workers WorkplaceMy dad was a printing pressman my entire life. He worked third shift until.

4 Spooky Tales of Wage & Hour Violations That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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With Halloween approaching, the air is getting colder and the season is perfectly right for some spooky stories. What could be scarier than hearing the plight of your fellow business owners, and realizing that their misfortune could easily be yours? When employers violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (knowingly or not), the consequences are potentially dire. Last year I navigated the successful acquisition of that company to a national organization.

Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019

HRWatchdog

On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Santa Clara minimum wage to reach $15/Hour by January 1, 2019. Prior to the MWO amendment, the minimum wage had no specified increases after January 1, 2017. What is the MWO? These rates are higher than California’s scheduled minimum wage increases.

Arizona Minimum Wage Update

Homebase

The minimum wage is going up in Arizona on January 1, 2019. Under Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, Arizona minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour in 2018; $11.00 per hour in 2019; and $12.00 per hour in 2020. On January 1, 2021, the Arizona minimum wage will increase each year by the cost of living. The post Arizona Minimum Wage Update appeared first on Homebase.

Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

HR Daily Advisor

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford to hide under the covers when it comes to understanding the rules of employee classification.

Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. Further, the court examined the novel issue of whether lodging and meals provided to an employee may be used to satisfy the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees. Kao managed the company’s website, fielded sales calls, and distributed travel brochures.

Minimum Wage Increases in 2021 for New Zealand, South Korea and Cambodia

Immedis

The New Zealand government confirmed recently that the adult minimum wage would increase from $18.90 per hour from 1 April 2021. The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 per hour.

Essential Workers, Higher Wages, Value Creation and Work Design

Compensation Cafe

The path to value creation, according to a number of private equity executives (like the one who wrote this Harvard Business Review article) , is through return on invested capital (ROIC). And yet, at least according to his data, few CEOs are skilled at capital allocation.

How to keep track of payroll hours with an Excel Spreadsheet

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The spreadsheet eliminates the hassle of trying to read or interpret employee time-punch data. Not only are clock-in and clock-out times available and easy to read, but break times and total shift hours are also easy to read. Prepare the spreadsheet for use.

Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Does your organization pay minimum wage for any roles? What about roles that are paid above minimum wage, but still close to it? Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Did you know that you may not be able to pay only the federal minimum wage if your local minimum wage regulations differ? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics. Currently, this is set at $7.25

Understanding Minimum Wage (Updated for 2020)

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Federal minimum wage laws have been in effect for more than 90 years, but many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t fully understand what the law encompasses. What is the federal minimum wage? Today, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25

Minimum Wage and Trade Unions in Vietnam

Global People Strategist

The New Year is shaping up for some big changes in Vietnam. Minimum wages are set to increase by approximately 5.7% Depending on the industry and geographical region, some minimum wage rates may increase from the current rate of $6 USD to $10 USD.

My Husband Paid Me $15 an Hour to be a Stay-at-Home Mom. Here’s What I Learned.

Thrive Global

We also did our best to split the household work equally. Then I got pregnant and gave birth, and equality went out the window. I added up the hours I’d work each week and multiplied that by an hourly wage. Here’s what I learned.

Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

HRWatchdog

On May 19, 2015, two California cities moved forward with large minimum wage hikes. Los Angeles Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 By 2020. The Los Angeles City Council voted on a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. According to the Los Angeles Times , the plan was approved 14-1. If the plan receives final approval, Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to adopt a large minimum wage hike.

What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap

Workology

First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 However, I have personally encountered wage disparity early on in my own career, and I believe it was because I was a woman. Why Wage Disparity Exists. The company has no salary or compensation plan guidelines.