Articles Posted in Minimum Wage

Near the end of last month, I blogged here about this Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Field Assistance Bulletin. The  U.S. Department of Labor announced that, in most instances, it would no longer pursue pre-litigation liquidated damages arising out of a wage and hour investigation of your company. Continue reading

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. One of those reasons is when an employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis. Continue reading

On Wednesday, I blogged about how Democrats in the U.S. Senate were introducing a new bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour.

Yesterday, the State of New Jersey completed a roadmap to a $15/hr minimum wage in the Garden State. Continue reading

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For nearly ten years, from September 1, 1997 through July 23, 2007, the federal minimum wage was $5.15 per hour. Three times in the following two years, the minimum wage rose, settling in at $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. The minimum wage has remained $7.25 since then.

That might change soon. Continue reading

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