Tag: Wage and Hour

Minimum Wage
August 15, 2023
California’s hourly minimum wage is set to increase again, from $15.50 to $16.00, for all employers effective January 1, 2024. Last month, the Director of California’s Department of Finance published a letter stating that the minimum wage is increasing by 3.5% to account for an inflation adjustment.
May 23, 2023
Last Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-2 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance on the enforcement of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”). The PUMP Act was passed on December 29, 2022, by the US Congress. The new law seeks to expand rights for lactating and breastfeeding employees by requiring employers to provide all employees who are nursing with reasonable time and private space to express breast milk.
April 18, 2023
Last month, US Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023 (“ROP Act”) in Congress, a bill that seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, thereby providing overtime protections to many more employees who are currently classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If passed, the bill would update the FLSA, which was first enacted in 1938 and has not been significantly amended with respect to minimum wage and overtime exemptions since 2004.