Published: September 20, 2018

On Sept. 18, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an en banc ruling, reversed the district courts' dismissals of various actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") concerning tip credits and wages for servers and bartenders. See Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC, No. 15-15791 (9th Cir. Sept. 18, 2018).

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Published: June 27, 2018

Early this week, a majority of Washington, D.C. voters approved a ballot initiative called the "District of Columbia Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2017" or "Initiative 77," which will gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers in the District until it reaches $15 per hour in July 2025.

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Published: May 10, 2018

On May 3, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on Employee Misclassification (the "Task Force").  New Jersey already applies the more onerous "ABC test" for classification of a worker as an independent contractor.  Now Governor Murphy has created a Task Force to specifically focus on this issue, stating that  misclassifying employees as independent contractors "deprives New Jersey workers of important legal rights and protections as well as certain employment-related benefits," and harms law-abiding business and the state

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Published: November 8, 2014

On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to all Chicago employers. The Illinois Ban the Box Law does not apply to employers with less than 15 employees, but there is no such exclusion in the Chicago ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to remove employment barriers for applicants in Chicago with prior arrest or criminal records.

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