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Find News and Perspectives on Legal and Legislative Changes Affecting Employer Compliance

  1. Rest Periods for California Commission-Based Employees (the “Decision”)

    Mar 29, 2017

    The California Court of Appeals has ruled that commission-based employees must receive compensation for rest periods that is separate from any other compensation received..  Read more »

  2. Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act (LTFA)

    Mar 29, 2017

    The LTFA amends the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011 (the “PR Code”) to exclude from gross income and wages, any compensation or indemnification received by an employee for reason of his/her dismissal, without having to determine there was or was not just cause for dismissal. Read more »

  3. Philadelphia Pay Equity Ordinance

    Mar 29, 2017

    The City of Philadelphia has enacted a law that prohibits employers from seeking information about a job applicant’s prior salary. Read more »

  4. Santa Fe County Living Wage Ordinance (the “Ordinance”)

    Mar 29, 2017

    The minimum wage in Santa Fe County increased to $11.09 per hour on March 1, 2017. Going forward, if the U.S. Department of Labor announces an increase in the Consumer Price Index for the Western Region for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, the minimum wage will increase again on the following March 1st.  Read more »

  5. Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act – Act 16 (the “Act”)

    Mar 29, 2017

    Puerto Rico has enacted legislation prohibiting gender-based pay discrimination among employees in jobs that require equal skill, effort and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions. Employers are not considered to be in violation of the Act if pay inequities exist... Read more »

  6. IRS Announces Pension Plan Limits for 2017

    Mar 5, 2017

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its defined contribution plan limits for 2017, along with certain other pension and retirement plan limits. This post provides summaries of limits that have changed and those that remain unchanged. Read more »

  7. Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Changes to Employment Law – Wage and Hour

    Mar 5, 2017

    Puerto Rico enacted the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act (“LTFA”), which makes sweeping changes to Puerto Rico’s wage and hour employment law and affecting employers doing business in Puerto Rico. This article cannot address all of the many changes in the LTFA, but includes highlights of some of the new requirements. Read more »

  8. Sick Pay Local Ordinances

    Mar 5, 2017

    A growing number of cities and counties are requiring employers to offer sick pay to eligible employees.  We anticipate this trend will continue and expect to see additional local jurisdictions enact sick pay laws in the near future. Read more »

  9. New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Revocation of New York Department of Labor Regulation Regarding Payment of Wages via Direct Deposit or Payroll Debit Card

    Mar 3, 2017

    the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals revoked a New York Department of Labor regulation (“DOL regulation”) regarding wage payments made via direct deposit or payroll debit cards. The DOL regulation would have required employers to obtain a specific written consent from employees and to provide employees with specific written notice prior to paying wages via direct deposit or payroll debit cards. Read more »

  10. OFCCP Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305

    Mar 3, 2017

    The OFCCP has updated Form CC-305 with a new expiration date of 1/31/2020. Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use this form to invite applicants and employees to provide information regarding their disability status. Read more »