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Posted in Wage & Hour
Governor Tim Walz recently signed into law expansive new wage theft protections for employees that will go into effect on July 1. The new law significantly changes a number of employer wage-related requirements. It also includes increased civil enforcement penalties, as well as new criminal penalties for intentional wage theft. The major requirements of the law are summarized below:
The law requires that employers include additional information in the earning statements provided to employees at the end of each pay period. Employers must now include 1) the rate ...
Employer Must Timely Assert a Title VII Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Defense or Waives the Defense
Posted in Discrimination
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that Title VIIs requirement that claimants exhaust administrative remedies by filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before suing is not jurisdictional. The decision, issued in Fort Bend County v. Davis, means that an employer that fails to timely assert a failure to exhaust affirmative defense to a lawsuit waives the ability to later seek dismissal of the suit on this ground. As a result of the Courts ruling, employers need to be vigilant in timely asserting any failure to exhaust defense at the ...