Tipped-worker employers should immediately respond to the misleading "tipped minimum wage" PR campaign.
Recent state and local minimum-wage initiatives demonstrate that implementing a nationwide increase is neither wise nor warranted.
Recent developments weigh against an increase in the FLSA's minimum wage.
A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the FLSA's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' claim that over 3 million workers are paid at or below the FLSA's $7.25 minimum wage is subject to serious doubt.
Recent headline items touch upon matters of continuing concern.
The "Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013" would amend the FLSA to impose new prohibitions, requirements, and penalties relating to categorizing a worker as being either an employee or a non-employee, but some changes would be of even-broader impact.
A "comp time" bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate might presage intensified efforts to raise the FLSA's minimum wage.
What might be the tradeoff for groundbreaking FLSA minimum-wage increases?
Congress's 2013 appropriations apparently continue to prohibit the U.S. Labor Department from using any funds to challenge the FLSA Section 13(b)(10)(A) overtime exemption as applied to dealership employees performing the typical work of service writers, service advisors, etc.