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Under the Obama administration, the minimum salary threshold for salary exempt employees increased to $47,476. However, the increase was short-lived when a Court overruled the Obama- rule in December of 2016. Since that time, the salary threshold has remained at a paltry $23,660. Recently (in early 2019) the United States Department of Labor proposed increasing the salary threshold to $35,308 – with the comment period for the DOL’s proposed rule closing on May 21, 2019.…
May 1 marked International Workers’ Day. While the event was created to commemorate the Chicago workers who were killed during strikes calling for an eight-hour workday, the event is also used to celebrate all laborers and workers including employees misclassified as independent contractors. At the end of April 2019, the California Supreme Court issued a new independent contractor test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The following will…
May 1 marked International Workers’ Day. While the event was created to commemorate the Chicago workers who were killed during strikes calling for an eight-hour workday, the event is also used to celebrate all laborers and workers including employees misclassified as independent contractors. At the end of April 2019, the California Supreme Court issued a new independent contractor test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The following will…
Federal laws apply in all 50 states. Your state’s laws may supplement the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, but your state’s law may not replace the minimum protections afforded under the federal law including federal tip share laws. To be clear, your state’s laws may only supplement federal law if your state’s laws provide additional protections to workers. In other words, everything that federal law requires applies to workers in all 50 states, but your…
Federal laws apply in all 50 states. Your state’s laws may supplement the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, but your state’s law may not replace the minimum protections afforded under the federal law including federal tip share laws. To be clear, your state’s laws may only supplement federal law if your state’s laws provide additional protections to workers. In other words, everything that federal law requires applies to workers in all 50 states, but your…