Reflecting the Supreme Court’s 2011 decision regarding the scope of protected activity under the FLSA, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued Fact Sheet 77A, summarizing the Department’s view of the FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision. Simultaneously, the Department also issued fact sheets addressing retaliation under the FMLA and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker
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The New York State Department of Labor in 2011: New Rules, Stiffer Penalties
As reported here and here, the New York Department of Labor will have a full plate in 2011 enforcing both the new Hospitality Industry Wage Order (applicable to industry employers) and the Wage Theft Prevention Act (applicable to all employers in New York). The Hospitality Wage Order modifies many of the rules governing industry employers…
Wage Theft Prevention Act: Expanded Coverage
As previously noted here, New York Governor David Paterson has signed into law the Wage Theft Prevention Act. The new law amends the New York Labor Law to create new recordkeeping obligations for employers, as well as significantly greater damages for violations of the Labor Law than previously were available.
An expanded analysis…
New York Enacts State-Wide “Wage Theft” Act
On December 13, New York Governor David Paterson signed into law the “Wage Theft Prevention Act,” a bill which provides new and expanded protections for workers under the New York State Labor Law.
Among other provisions, the new law (which takes effect in 120 days) includes the following provisions:
· An increase in the…