State Wage & Hour Laws

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?

When the DOL audits an employer and finds wages due, the employer, albeit unhappily, then pays the wages and (hopefully) changes its errant ways. There are times when the employer
Continue Reading New Washington State Lien Law Increases Pressure On Employers To Pay Wage Claims: What’s Next?

The thorny issue of what constitutes “working time” is always causing headaches for employers and the pandemic period has increased these concerns greatly, with demands made for compensation for testing
Continue Reading Not Another Class Action Seeking Payment For COVID Testing!–Employer Compulsion The Key?

I always tell clients they must comply with both federal and state law, whatever State they are situate in, that complying with one is not a defense to not complying
Continue Reading Employers Beware—State Wage Hour Rules May Be Tougher Than The FLSA and Must Be Complied With

I have written a few times on the new, very aggressive, enforcement measures that the New Jersey legislature has recently taken on the issue of misclassification. On this troubling note,
Continue Reading New Jersey Management-Side Lawyers Bemoan Latest Legislative Attacks On The Business Community Over Independent Contractor Misclassification

I have often blogged about the very enforcement-oriented stance of the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”). Well, I have now even more evidence. On July
Continue Reading New Jersey Tightens Up Already Stringent Independent Contractor Enforcement Hammers: Is There No End In Sight?