Summer's approach has sparked renewed interest in the FLSA's exception permitting employers to pay a lower wage-rate of at least $4.25 an hour to teen workers for the first 90 days of their employment.
Employers must take into account the wage-hour requirements and restrictions of all jurisdictions in which they employ tipped workers, as well as how these provisions interact with the FLSA's requirements.
Employers should review our summary chart to be sure that they are aware of applicable state minimum-wage increases for 2017.
The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2017 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors" Executive Order 13658.
There is no such thing as an FLSA "subminimum wage for tipped workers".
Be sure you are aware of all applicable state and local minimum-wage increases for 2016.
The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2016 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors" Executive Order 13658.
Tipped-worker employers should immediately respond to the misleading "tipped minimum wage" PR campaign.
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
Recent state and local minimum-wage initiatives demonstrate that implementing a nationwide increase is neither wise nor warranted.