Wage payment

Wage Theft

During Minnesota’s 2019 legislation session, Governor Walz signed a new law that criminalizes wage theft. The law also requires new notice and recordkeeping requirements. Effective July 1, 2019, Minnesota employers are required to provide a written notice to employees at the start of their employment. The notice must include the following information, which is in Read more

New Hampshire Labor Law Poster

The New Hampshire Department of Labor has released the updated Protective Legislation Law posting. Our readers may recall that Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 194 on May 12, 2017, amending the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA). Under the new law, employers are allowed to pay employees biweekly without having to get a special Read more

New Hampshire Pay Day Law

New Hampshire employers will soon be permitted to pay wages to employees biweekly. Currently, employers must pay workers each week. Payday must be no later than seven days after the end of the week when employees earned the wages. On May 12, 2017, Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 194 amending the Revised Statutes Annotated Read more

Massachusetts employers are now required to apply the “relieved of all work duties” standard when determining if an employee’s meal break is non-compensable. In Devito v. Longwood Security Services Inc., the Massachusetts Superior Court held that meal breaks are “working time,” unless the employee is relieved of all work-related duties during the break. The Plaintiffs, security officers Read more

The District of Columbia routinely enacts emergency, temporary and clarification laws to tie up loose ends in existing laws. The most recent example is the Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Amendment Act of 2016 (WTPCOFAA) which went into effect this month. The legislation details wage theft administrative and judicial procedures, increases penalties for Read more

With an increased number of technological advances in wage payment methods, many employers are now faced with uncertainty about which methods are permitted under wage and hour laws. On November 4, 2016, the state of Pennsylvania passed a law (S.B. 1265) to help address whether employers may issue payroll debit cards as a method of payment. Read more

Beginning next year, California is taking steps to remove barriers in the workplace on based on gender and other characteristics historically associated with inequalities in wages and other working conditions. The laws will protect more employees, and provide them with more information about their rights, and ensure equality in access to restroom facilities. Below is Read more

The New York Department of Labor has recently adopted the final regulation on the methods of payment by which employees must be paid. Starting March 7, 2017, employers may pay employees using cash, check, direct deposit, or payroll debit card. Individuals employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity whose earnings are in Read more

Employers in the state of New Hampshire have new obligations relating to the notification of and payment of wages as well as record-keeping requirements. Under the amended New Hampshire Administrative Rules Chapter Lab 803.01 Payment of Wages, employers must notify employees at the time of hiring and prior to any changes the rate of pay Read more