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Lexington Approves Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

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U.S. DOL Issues Proposed Minimum Wage Regulations for Federal Contractors

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed regulations relating to Executive Order 13658, which established a minimum wage for federal contractors. The Executive Order – signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014 – raises the minimum wage on covered federal contracts from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015. Thereafter, the Secretary of Labor will be required to set the amount of increase to take effect on January 1 of each year, indexed to inflation. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) establishes procedures for implementing and enforcing the Executive Order. More >

More Workers Eligible for Overtime in the Future

On March 13, President Obama signed an order authorizing the Labor Department to examine ways to expand the number of workers eligible for overtime pay. According to the President, businesses are classifying too many employees as “professional” or “executive,” thereby excluding them from overtime pay. The President stated that “[m]illions of Americans aren’t getting the extra pay they deserve.” The order is part of the Administration’s effort to address the nation’s income gap; the President is also urging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10. More >

FLSA Now Extends to Home Health Care Workers, cont.

Earlier this week, information with respect to the DOL’s Final Rule regarding FLSA protection to home health care workers, and specifically the “companionship service” exemption, was provided. Let’s now take a look at other changes ushered in by the Final Rule. More >

FLSA Now Extends to Home Health Care Workers

 On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Final Rule which narrows the companionship exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and extends the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home health care workers. The regulations go into effect on January 1, 2015. The delay is designed to permit families who rely upon these workers to prepare for the changes. According to the DOL, this Final Rule will affect nearly 2 million workers. More >

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