Department of Labor Penalty Increases

In November of 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act, requiring federal agencies to increase their civil penalties to account for inflation. Many agencies had not done so in more than a decade. This initial … Continued

Connecticut Authorizes Use of Paycards

In June, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed Senate Bill 211 into law. This law allows employers to use paycards to pay wages to Connecticut employees as long as certain conditions are met. Previously, the Connecticut Department of Labor’s position was … Continued

San Diego Voters Back Minimum Wage Hike

On June 7th, 2016 City of San Diego Voters backed initiatives that will increase the minimum wage immediately to $10.50 an hour and rise thereafter — potentially above the level set by a new California law —and another measure that … Continued