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Restaurant and Hospitality Employers -- Big Changes in 2015 that Will Affect 2016

February 18, 2016

Restaurant and Hospitality Employers -- Big Changes in 2015 that Will Affect 2016

 

By Greg Reilly and Adam Guttell

 

Federal wage and hour lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2015, reflecting an eight percent increase from 2014. Unfortunately for restaurant and hospitality employers, this upward trend is set to continue. As explained below, several legal changes are likely to

accelerate this growth:

 

U.S. Department of Labor Amendments the FLSA White Collar
Exemption Rule

 

New York State Department of Labor Implements Fast Food
Minimum Wage Increase

 

The Second Circuit Makes it More Difficult to Settle Wage and

Hour Lawsuits - Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc.

 

 

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