A recent Supreme Court decision to not hear further appeal means home healthcare workers must be paid minimum wage and overtime- a ruling that will benefit potentially tens of thousands of North Carolina workers.
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires payment of at least minimum wage for every hour worked, and time and a half for each hour worked in excess of 40 in a week. The Act also protects workers from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law. The 2nd Circuit joined other circuits in ruling that an employee's oral complaint alone is sufficient to trigger retaliation protections, reversing an old precedent that required formal filing of a complaint.
An association of restaurant franchisees failed to secure a preliminary injunction against the City of Seattle's new $15/hour minimum wage ordinance that would classify them as large businesses regardless of the actual number of employees at the franchise. #15now