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Getting Ready for July 1st: Arizona̵...

Getting Ready for July 1st: Arizona’s Sick Leave Rules Become Effective
By: Ottos S. Shill, III Arizona’s new voter-approved law, ARS Sec. 23-371 et. seq., gives virtually every employee in the State the right to 24 or 40 hours per year of paid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer). Employers have just under 30 days to prepare for the new rules, which become effective July 1, 2017. Before that date, every Arizona employer should: Select a...

Department of Labor Announces New Fundin...

On March 4, 2014, the United States Department of Labor announced certain funding priorities in the President’s budget proposal including an increase of $41 million to fund enforcement of wage and hour laws and FMLA compliance. Additional Department of Labor budget priorities are: •Nearly $14 million to fund the misclassification of workers as independent contractors...

Fair Labor Standards Act’s Minimum...

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a final rule that extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime protections to most direct care workers. Direct care workers, which include certified nursing assistants, home health and personal care workers, are some of the lowest paid workers in the service industry. This change will impact nearly two million...

Arizona Updates Law Regarding Wages for ...

By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Arizona law setting the time within which payment of wages must be made to an employee who is discharged from employment has been changed. The law now provides that when an employee is discharged from the service of an employer, the employee must be paid wages due him or her within seven (7) working days (rather than three days previously...

US Labor Department recovers nearly $8 m...

More than 2,000 security guards nationwide to benefit from bankruptcy settlement SILVER SPRING, Md — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a global settlement that allows the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more than 2,000 security guards formerly employed by USProtect Corp., a...

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