Minimum Wage Increases for 2021

Stratus

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.,

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.

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. .

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 : .

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

nettime solutions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Amazon fuels minimum wage standard demands in US

HR Digest

The pandemic is slowly fading in some parts of the world with the vaccine rollout and companies again opening up for business. The reason being higher unemployment benefits, paucity of childcare options, and no immigrant labor to fill the gap.

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.

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

FingerCheck

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.

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.

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

Workology

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.