Here’s the latest news on employment and payroll law for September 2023. Get caught up on the most recent changes in legislation, as well as updates on cases and law developments that could impact your business.
Remote Work on Steep Decline Since Pandemic
Remote work in the staffing industry has tumbled since the depths of the pandemic, according to a new report by Staffing Industry Analysts.
The median share of temps working remotely fell to 10% this year, down from 20% in 2022 and from 50% in 2020, the report said.
Read the full story from SIA here.
Federal Court Upholds DOL’s Authority to Set Minimum-Salary Test for White-Collar Exemption
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has statutory authority to impose a salary requirement to qualify for an exemption from overtime under the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal district court in Texas holds, granting summary judgment to the DOL.
A lawsuit filed by a fast-food franchise operator asserted DOL lacked statutory authority to issue a 2019 rule increasing the salary level required for the exemptions to apply. The district court concluded, however, that under deference owed under Chevron, the DOL permissibly adopted a salary floor as a factor in defining the exemption.
Read the full story from JD Supra here.
Judge Strikes Down Biden Administration’s Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors in Some States
Ajudge has blocked the Biden administration’s $15 minimum wage for federal contractors in three states. Two days after the ruling, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice in The Federal Register raising contractors’ minimum wage for all their workers to $17.20, as of Jan. 1, 2024.
Both President Joe Biden’s executive order and the DOL’s notice would raise wages for untipped and tipped employees alike.
Read the full story from SHRM here.