State Wage & Hour Laws

I do a lot of prevailing wage defense and am always interested in developments in this nuanced area of wage-hour law.  I have noticed a trend lately that States (e.g.

Continue Reading New Prevailing Wage Law In Illinois Puts Pressure On General Contractors To Sign Up With Unions: The Government Assisting In Top-Down Organizing!

A favorite tactic of the New Jersey Department of Labor, in a prevailing wage case, where the subcontractor cannot pay the assessments, is to go “upstream” against the General Contractor
Continue Reading Contractors Cannot Go Upstream Against The State of New Jersey In Prevailing Wage Class Action

How many times have I written about working time cases, so called “off the clock” cases, where the claimed compensable time arises from preliminary or postliminary activities that are tied
Continue Reading Preliminary/Postliminary Class Action (Again): What Does “Integral” Mean To Make Pre-Shift Activities Compensable

Prong B of the New Jersey ABC test for independent contractor status under the unemployment law requires the putative contractor to work outside of all of the “places of business”
Continue Reading The ABC Test At Issue Before NJ Supreme Court: What Does A “Place of Business” Mean For Unemployment Law

I read an interesting article by Justin Brown and Lisa Schreter of Littler Mendelson about the usage of cryptocurrency as a way of paying employees. As if those of us
Continue Reading Cryptocurrency And The FLSA: Is The Law Catching Up To The Modern Financial World?