Tag: Minimum Wage

May the Force Be with You in (a Changing) 2018

Star Wars geekdom is strong in my family. I have it. My sons have it. My wife… well, she’s coming around. Like many my age, I grew up on the original Star Wars trilogy, idolizing the litany of iconic characters that include Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewy, Darth Vader, and so many others. […]

Maine’s minimum wage law change going into effect January 1

by Matthew Jacobson Changes to the Maine minimum wage law taking effect January 1 mean that the minimum wage for tipped workers will continue to be $5 an hour instead of rising $1 an hour like the minimum wage for workers who don’t receive tips. Maine voters approved Question 4 on the 2016 ballot. The […]

New minimum wage, paid sick leave requirements for Washington

by Cate DeJulio and Stephanie Holstein Employers in Washington will be required to comply with a new minimum wage and offer paid sick leave beginning January 1, 2018. Minimum wage As a result of Initiative Measure (IM) 1433, approved by voters in November 2016, the state’s minimum wage will rise to $11.50 an hour on […]

Montana minimum wage increases to $8.30 on January 1

by Jason S. Ritchie On September 29, the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) announced that the Montana minimum wage will rise to $8.30 per hour on January 1, 2018. Under Montana law, the DOLI is required to annually review the Consumer Price Index and adjust the state minimum wage to reflect increases in the […]


Are Florida Interns Owed Overtime and Minimum Wage?

A federal court in Ft. Myers, Florida recently ruled that 25 former student registered nurse anesthetists have the right to a jury trial on whether they were “employees” of Collier Anesthesia, P.A.

Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendments

by Sophie Arseneault and Christian Paquette In Canada’s most populous province, labor and employment matters are governed by two fundamental statutes: the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (LRA). The ESA sets out minimum rights and obligations of employers and employees in the province. The LRA governs a host of matters […]

Los Angeles, San Francisco minimum wages going up July 1

Employers in Los Angeles and San Francisco must prepare to pay higher minimum wages starting July 1. In the city of Los Angeles and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, the minimum wage is going to $12 an hour on July 1 for businesses with more than 25 employees, up from $10.50 an hour. […]

How Minimum Wage Requirements Impact Commissions-Based Pay, Payroll Deductions

In this article series, we provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements.  In our previous article, we discussed the FLSA’s minimum wage requirements applied to tipped employees and piece-rate workers.  Here we discuss how they impact employees paid on a commission basis and payroll deductions.

$15 minimum wage clears Baltimore City Council

by Kevin C. McCormick On March 20, the Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 to approve a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. If ultimately enacted, the minimum wage would be the highest in Maryland. Under the proposed legislation, the minimum wage for employees working in the city […]