In a closely-split decision by the full court of appeals, the Eleventh Circuit has held that the plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue their claims against the named defendants in the lawsuit, specifically, the Attorney General for the State of Alabama. As a result, the Court of Appeals had no authority to determine whether the plaintiffs’
Eleventh Circuit to Undertake Full-Court Review of Challenge to Alabama Law Prohibiting Local Minimum Wage Laws
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to undertake a full-court review to decide the validity of a 2015 Alabama law prohibiting cities or other local municipalities from adopting their own laws concerning minimum wages, leave benefits, collective bargaining and other employment-related issues. The law was enacted in response to an ordinance passed by…
Oregon Governor Signs Bill Increasing Oregon’s Minimum Wage
Last week, Oregon joined New York, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Seattle and others on the list of states and municipalities continuing to push for a higher minimum wage in the face of stalled federal rulemaking. In Alabama, the state quickly blocked Birmingham’s efforts. Full coverage of the Oregon law is available here.
Birmingham Implements Wage Ordinance Effective Immediately, Subject To Possible Overturning at State Level
As discussed in detail on the Jackson Lewis web site, the Birmingham City Council – attempting to push through a wage increase within the municipality ahead of rule-making at the state level designed to preempt such city laws – has passed an ordinance increasing the minimum wage within city limits to $10.10 effective immediately. …