Human Resources News & Insights

5 new California laws for 2018 that could affect all HR pros soon

With the new year came new rules for California employers. And even if you don’t do business in the Golden State, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these new regulations, which could wind up affecting your state sooner rather than later. 

18 states usher in new year with minimum wage increases

If your business is located in a state, city or county that just bumped up the minimum wage on January 1st (and a lot of them are), you’ll want to make sure all of your relevant pay documents reflect the change.

Dems don’t get the votes — but minimum wage hikes and paid sick leave do

The Democrats may have lost the war during the midterm elections, but they did manage wins in two key battles. Those battles were for a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave. 

DOL finalizes $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractors

There’s good news for employees working on federal service and construction contracts. Their new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour.  

Is federal contractor minimum wage hike a signal of things to come?

We just reported on the big plans the Department of Labor (DOL) has for the remainder of 2014. Well, it looks like the agency wasted no time putting one of those plans into action.  

Even sports teams have to deal with the FLSA

Two recent lawsuits highlight wage-and-hour issues in an industry not typically associated with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): professional sports. 

Sheesh: Workers say they’re owed money from government shutdown

It’s somehow comforting to know that the government has just as many problems with wage-and-hour issues as the private sector. 

Where minimum wage rates are slated to rise in 2014

The federal minimum wage is $7.25. But many states and municipalities require employers to pay more than that — and a number are slated for increases in 2014.   

New year brings wage increases for 1M workers

When the ball dropped in Times Square, employees in eight states celebrated making more money.

Bill would eliminate lower pay rates for disabled workers

If you currently pay disabled employees below minimum wage under the federal certificate program, take note: A bill has been introduced in the House that would phase out the practice.