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?

Wage Fixing Indictment Has Implications for Employers

ACA Times

3 minute read: A recent federal wage-fixing indictment against the former owner of a health care staffing company indicates that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is taking a closer look at the competition in labor markets.

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

nettime solutions

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. Hours worked over that maximum may result in overtime pay.

Four ways to avoid wage and hour worries when employees work remotely

The Employer Handbook

Hopefully, you know by now that you should be tracking the time of non-exempt employees working remotely during this pandemic. The U.S. Let’s see if I can give it the “Plain English” treatment. Let’s start with the fundamental premise.

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.

Minimum Wages Are Increasing Across America

Trusaic

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a point of announcing that he raised the minimum wage for staffers working on his campaign to $15 an hour to make a statement. This year alone, 19 states will increase their minimum wage requirements.

New Minimum Wages Are Coming to Florida

Zenefits

The constitutional amendment to gradually raise Florida’s official minimum wage from $8.56 per hour to $15 per hour by September 2026 has won the vote. The first minimum wage hike to be approved in almost 15 years (from $5.15 an hour to $6.15

Who Does A $15 Hourly Wage Really Help?

FingerCheck

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.

Massachusetts Gender & Racial Wage Gap Persists, Despite the Equal Pay Act

Trusaic

The gender gap in Massachusetts showcases the occupational differences that can complicate pay equity, even with the changes to state law. Bar employers from retaliating against employees exercising their rights under the law; and. The Essential Worker Pay Gap.

?? 7 Things Hourly Workers Are Looking for Today

Branch Mesenger

This Shiftonomics explores how companies are rethinking how we use spaces, the latest benefits employers like Chipotle and Target are offering to attract and retain their hourly employees, and what hourly workers are looking for today. Plus, highlights from our inaugural Branch Report, which takes a look at what hourly employees value most across work, finances, and lifestyle preferences. ?? 7 Things Hourly Workers Are Looking for Today. ??Chipotle

The most fun you can have in a week with wage and hour compliance!!!

The Employer Handbook

ImperfectTommy / Edmond Meinfelder [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons What’s better than a three-part series on wage-and-hour compliance? Ok, here’s the thing. For the rest of you stuck in the office this week, well, I’m saving my good material for next week. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Opinion Letters, which the DOL released yesterday. Here is the proof. Just play the vinyl backward. hours).

Hourly Workforce Incentives: What’s the Secret Sauce?

Payactiv

Increasing numbers of businesses are embracing flexible working practices and initiating employee rewards and benefits programs, appreciating the role they play in boosting employee engagement, and reducing levels of absenteeism and staff turnover. million hourly wage workers in the U.S.,

Latinas Face a Lifetime of Gender Wage Gap Across the U.S.

Trusaic

As the electoral returns trickled in last week, the eyes of the nation watched as new demographics carved out a new constituency, and much was said about the Latino vote. This dire gender wage gap underscores the broader pay equity issues within the U.S.,

Recruiting Ideas for Low Wage Workers 

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Prior to the pandemic, most people used terms like “essential worker” to refer to healthcare workers, police and other first responders. 2020 changed our perceptions of what we think of when we consider jobs that are indispensable to the functioning of our society.

The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

HR Daily Advisor

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead. Ever suspect your employees’ bosses may be pressuring them to respond to calls and e-mails after the workday ends? Have loyal employees trying to help out after hours and off the clock? Department of Labor investigators don’t stop with the complaining employee. Learn More.

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.

Time Tracking For Hourly and Temp Agency Workers

Mitrefinch

With the holiday season right around the corner, thousands of companies are frantically searching for temporary employees to help them fulfill the burst in consumer demand that characterizes this time of year. To name just a few examples, the shipping giant UPS is set to hire an additional 100,000 employees while the retail clothing store GAP has its sights on hiring at least 30,000 additional employees for the holiday shopping season.

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

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.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

FingerCheck

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 : .

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.

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.

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. Six Common Wage and Hour Violations.

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

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

FingerCheck

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. .

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.

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.

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.

How to hire your first hourly employee

Homebase

When your business gets to the point where you can no longer manage all the work on your own, it’s time to take the next step and figure out how to hire an hourly employee to help. . What to do before hiring for an hourly job . In many cases, you can apply online.

How The Raise the Wage Act Could Impact ACA Compliance

ACA Times

3 minute read: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report last month that outlines the budgetary effects on American employment if the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 is enacted. What’s interesting is that the report projects 1.4

A First from the Labor Commissioner: General Contractor Fined for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft

HRWatchdog

The Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. Contractor held liable for drywall subcontractor’s wage theft. This is the first time that the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (section 2810.3

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.

American employers’ push for minimum wage increase faces an uphill battle

HR Digest

The United States has a record 8.1 The media likes to call it a ‘labor shortage.’ Despite increased vaccinations and easing COVID-19 restrictions , the nation is facing a labor shortage unlike any other in the past. In 2017, BoA raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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

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