|March 1, 2014 | www.fisherphillips.com|
There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014.
The Rising Minimum Wage
Hospitality employers should be prepared for minimum-wage increases and take note of whether these increases affect their tipped workers’ wages. Thirteen state legislatures have voted to raise the minimum wage, many of which are in effect now. For some states, like Massachusetts and California, employers have until July 1st to make adjustments to their pay plans. President Obama recently proposed that Congress vote to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 and thereafter to link it to increases in the Consumer Price Index.