Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum-wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour.
Recent headline items touch upon matters of continuing concern.
Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of FLSA "hours worked".
Elite Model Management Corporation's agreement to pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit by former interns could lead to more complaints and litigation.
The wise response to reports about the continued onslaught of wage-hour claims is to review your compliance status immediately.
A U.S. Senate committee report advocates awarding federal contracts and contract renewals only to demonstrably "responsible contractors that comply with federal law."