Wage & Hour Developments

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In Port of Tacoma v. Sacks, the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington recently held that all out-of-town employee travel time is compensable under state law. The decision confirms the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) interpretation that
Continue Reading No More Free Flights: Employee Travel Time Is Now Compensable Under Washington Law

The Washington State Employment Security Department audits records of employers located in Washington to confirm that wages and hours are accurately reported and to ensure compliance with the state’s unemployment insurance laws and rules. During the audit, ESD auditors will perform
Continue Reading ESD Audits: What They Are, How to Prepare, and Best Practices for Employers

On September 22, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 701 (“AB 701”), which makes it unlawful for employers to require nonexempt employees at warehouse distribution centers (“Covered Employee” or “Covered Employees”) to meet production quotas that prevent compliance
Continue Reading California Takes Aim at Productivity Quotas at Warehouse Distribution Centers

On September 1, 2021, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey approved two potential ballot initiatives (Initiative 1, Initiative 2) regarding the classification of app-based drivers. If passed, either initiative would enact the Relationship Between Network Companies and App-Based
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Did you know that July 29 was National Intern Day? Well, Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) does and, in recognition, L&I recently released a bulletin reminding employers that sometimes a so-called intern is actually just another employee.
Continue Reading No Such Thing as a Paid Intern, Says Washington State Department of Labor & Industries