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
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
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