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The Proof is in The Paycheck: Staying in Compliance With the Changing Landscape of U.S. Wage & Hour Laws In 2017 and Beyond

August 23, 2016

Wage and hour claims are among the most precarious for U.S. employers. If an employer fails to comply with applicable federal, state and local wage and hour laws, they can face significant liability through both individual claims and collective and class action law suits. Keeping in compliance with wage and hour laws can be difficult as they are continually evolving. 2016 was no different. The much anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were published on May 23, 2016 and are set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. In addition, state and local governments continue to pass and institute increases to the minimum wage. More and more states and cities are requiring that employers provide employees with paid sick leave. This article summarizes the relevant changes and updates, and provides practical tips for tackling the new requirements.

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