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Oct 10, 2018

NJ Paid Sick Leave Poster Published

The New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Day Act, more commonly referred to as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, goes into effect on October 29, 2018, and applies to all New Jersey employers, regardless of size.  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has published a “Notice of Employee Rights” which is available here. » Read More

Mar 12, 2018

DOL Announces New Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) has announced a nationwide pilot program, The Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program (the “Program”), to facilitate self-correction of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). » Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are a number of common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these myths concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or New Jersey law.  » Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are some common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or Pennsylvania law.  » Read More

Jun 23, 2017

What The Change In Course By The USDOL On Worker Classification Means For NJ Employers

As my colleague John Buckley wrote about in our Lehigh Valley Employment Blog, several weeks ago Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn two Obama-era informal guidance documents.  These include the 2015 guidance regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in which the Department stated that “most workers are employees” and set forth an “economic realities” test to determine the relationship between employers and workers.  » Read More

Aug 22, 2016

DOL Settles Its Employees’ Wage Claims

It should not come as a surprise to readers of this blog that the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) likes to trumpet its successes in enforcing federal wage and hour laws.  This month alone, the agency has issued several press releases announcing that its investigations have resulted in employees receiving millions of dollars in back wages and overtime payments.  » Read More

Mar 16, 2016

Major FLSA Changes One Step Closer to Reality

It has been a while, but there is finally movement on the Department of Labor’s proposal to drastically change the white-collar exemption regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will result in millions of employees across the country being entitled to overtime pay that are not currently so eligible. » Read More

Mar 15, 2016

Major FLSA Changes One Step Closer to Reality

It has been a while, but there is finally movement on the Department of Labor’s proposal to drastically change the white-collar exemption regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will result in millions of employees across the country being entitled to overtime pay that are not currently so eligible. » Read More