Minimum Wage

2018 Canadian Labour Law Posters Get an Easter Update

Both employers and employees are likely to have bunnies on the brain this Easter Sunday, but if you operate in Canada you should be aware that April 1, 2018 will bring employment law changes as well as eggs. Updated 2018 Canadian labour law posters are now available for employers who wish to keep employees informed Read more

Montana 2018 Minimum Wage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Employment Relations Division recently released the new 2018 Minimum Wage posting. Our readers may recall that Montana is required to adjust their minimum wage rate based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If there is no increase in the CPI, no adjustment is made. If Read more

Rhode Island Minimum Wage

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training has revised its minimum wage notice to reflect the new minimum wage rate effective January 1, 2018. Employers subject to any provisions of the Rhode Island Minimum Wage Law must display the updated Minimum Wage notice in an area accessible to employees. The minimum wage increase comes Read more

Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Coming close on the heels of the city’s recent implementation of mandatory paid sick and safe time, the Minneapolis City Council has again turned its focus to employment policy. Beginning January 1, 2018, large employers must pay employees a minimum wage of $10 per hour, to rise each July thereafter until it reaches $15 per Read more

Many California employers are busy this month revising their compensation programs for their commissioned inside sales persons. That’s because a California Appellate Court has just determined that inside sales persons who are paid based purely on a draw from sales commissions are not being fairly compensated for their work. More specifically, the Court decided that Read more

As we reported last week, citizens of Arizona city Flagstaff will get the chance in 2018 to decide whether to eliminate the “escalator” clause mandating that the municipal minimum wage remain $2.00 above state levels. It turns out, however, that the state minimum wage will undergo examination even sooner—and not by voters, but by the Read more

After months of conflict, citizens of Flagstaff finally have an answer as to whether the city’s controversial minimum wage ordinance will live or die…that answer being “not yet, but try again later.” In a widely-attended Valentine’s Day session, the Flagstaff City Council elected not to hold a special election allowing citizens to vote on amendments Read more

San Diego’s minimum wage earners just got a $1.00 bump in their hourly wages. Effective January 1, 2017, San Diego’s minimum wage rate increased to $11.50 per hour. It’s the second raise workers received in the last six months. Just last June, San Diego voters approved increasing the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour. San Read more

In April 2016, California enacted legislation (CA SB 3) raising the state’s minimum wage rate each year for the next five years. Consistent with this enactment, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) amended the General Minimum Wage Order and each of the industry and occupation orders (IWCs) to reflect the minimum wage rates established under Read more

On Monday, Ohio governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 331, which will prohibit local governments from establishing a minimum wage that differs from the state minimum wage and limit the ability of local or state law to curtail an employer’s ability to “establish policies concerning hours and location of work, scheduling, and fringe Read more