Florida legislation enabling businesses to sue municipalities over ordinances could be the first of many bills that would make it harder for cities and counties to raise minimum wages above state levels, attorneys said. Here, Law360 looks at the minimum wage preemption debate and how the Florida bill takes the issue further.
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Fla. Could Lead Way In Enabling Suits Over Local Wage Floors

Florida legislation enabling businesses to sue municipalities over ordinances could be the first of many bills that would make it harder for cities and counties to raise minimum wages above state levels, attorneys said. Here, Law360 looks at the minimum wage preemption debate and how the Florida bill takes the issue further.
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Delivery Drivers Ask 2nd Circ. To Revisit Trial Sanctions

Two delivery drivers asked the Second Circuit to reconsider its denial of a request to reverse sanctions against the workers' counsel, again arguing that the restaurant owners the workers sued for wage violations committed fraud to influence a trial, rendering the sanctions unenforceable.
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PNC Loan Officers Ask 9th Circ. To Keep Unpaid Wages Win

PNC Bank's compensation plan violated California law because it didn't pay rest breaks separately, a class of mortgage loan officers told the Ninth Circuit, urging the court to keep a lower court's decision granting them a win in their suit.
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Women's Soccer Seeks OK For Pay Deal 6 Years In Making

The landmark $24 million equal-pay settlement the U.S. women's national soccer team reached in February happened after six years of continued negotiations and thousands of hours reviewing discovery before trial, according to a filing seeking preliminary approval for the deal.
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Restaurant Groups Ask 2nd Circ. To Nix NYC Just Cause Laws

New York City's just cause laws for fast food workers are preempted by federal law and discriminate against certain chains, two restaurant groups told a Second Circuit panel, urging it to reverse a lower court's ruling that the firing protection laws can stand.
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POLICY & REGULATION

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Hawaii Sets Path Toward $18 Hourly Minimum Wage

Hawaii's workers are on track to earn $18 per hour after the governor signed off on legislation that will raise the minimum wage in the state incrementally until it reaches the hourly goal in 2028.
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LITIGATION

Judge Won't Decertify Class In Walmart Separation Wage Suit

A California federal judge preserved a class of ex-Walmart employees who claimed the retail giant illegally delayed their final paychecks, holding that workers had evidence that they were uniformly subjected to improper pay practices.
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Workers Say Employer To Blame For $1.3M Fee In Wage Suit

Steakhouse workers who settled claims that they were paid below minimum wage for nontipped work asked an Illinois federal judge to grant their attorneys a fee award nearly three times higher than their $445,000 settlement, accusing their employer of obstructionist defense tactics.
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Juul Canvasser Wage Suit Gets Slash In Atty Fees

A California federal judge gave his final blessing to a $1.75 million settlement to claims that Juul Labs Inc. and a canvassing company misclassified campaign workers as independent contractors, but slashed a request for attorney fees by more than $200,000.
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Golf Co. Worker Says Light Details Can't Tank OT Suit

An ex-employee of an international golf course management firm told a California federal judge that he provided plenty of details to prop up claims that the business failed to pay overtime and provide breaks, urging the court to knock down the company's motion to dismiss over vague allegations.
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