Minimum Wage Increases Today

Today, July 1st 2020, Chicago’s minimum wage goes up. The increase marks the second stage of a plan to incrementally reach $15.00/hour by 2021. The BACP published full rules on their website; here are the essential details: What is the Minimum Wage in Chicago? The minimum wage used to be $13.00 across the board. The rules taking effect today [...]

2020-07-01T09:43:05-05:00July 1st, 2020|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

UPDATE: Department of Labor Appealing Ruling to Block Overtime Pay Rule

In our last blog post, New Overtime Rule Blocked by Texas Federal Judge - What Does This Mean for Employers?, we discussed the new Overtime Final Rule that the US Department of Labor is implementing and the decision of a Texas judge to block the Rule. This new Rule, if implemented, will require employers to pay overtime to any employees paid less [...]

2020-06-04T12:45:31-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Overtime Rule Blocked by Texas Federal Judge – What Does This Mean for Employers?

The Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Final Rule, that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, was recently blocked nationwide by a Texas federal judge. In March of 2014, President Barack Obama directed the Department of Labor to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations for executive, administrative, and professional employees.” Under [...]

2020-06-04T12:46:35-05:00November 30th, 2016|Employers, Small Business Law, Startups|
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