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  • Friday, May 24, 2019
    By Linda Ginac, Chairman, President & CEO, TalentGuard 
    If Massachusetts’ new Equal Pay Act legislation is any indication, sweeping changes are coming, and the crux of forthcoming reforms will be determining comparable work and fair compensation. Companies can get a jump on this by defining and examining comparable work within their own organization to mitigate pay gaps and establish a fair work environment.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    By Amelia J. Holstrom
    Back in October 2016, Massachusetts passed An Act to Establish Pay Equity (Pay Equity Act), which amended the state's existing pay equity statute and went into effect in July 2018. Before the law's effective date, the Massachusetts attorney general issued long-awaited guidance and then, employers waited for Sunday, July 1, to arrive. And soon after it did, the first lawsuit was filed under the new law.
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
    By Brandon J. Wheeler
    A divided Minnesota Court of Appeals panel recently ruled that a minimum wage ordinance enacted by the city of Minneapolis is not preempted by the statewide Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act's (MFLSA) minimum wage provision, opening the door for a city-by-city patchwork regulation of minimum wage.
  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    By Martin J. Regimbal
    A recent 5th Circuit ruling was a big win for the employer because the court determined that there must be an employment relationship before an employer is responsible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although the case involved independent contractors working in the oil and gas industry, the court's reasoning provides a helpful analysis for employers across many different businesses.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    By Tammy Binford, Contributor
    As the comment period winds down on a new proposed rule affecting overtime pay, employers need to consider the implications of the proposal that go beyond the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) plan to set a new salary threshold for overtime eligibility.
    View all Overtime News.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    By Bridget Miller 
    A wage attachment, also known by the term wage garnishment, happens when there is a court order requiring an employer to use (attach) some portion of an employee’s wages to some other purpose, such as repaying a debt or paying child support.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    By Tammy Binford
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new deadline—June 25, 2019—for submitting comments on its proposed rule on joint employment.
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