Wisconsin employers must stay on top of wage and hour issues

Wage and hour issues dominated the news, the courts, and the administrative agencies in 2016. The much-discussed issues included the proposed overtime regulations, class and collective wage and hour lawsuits, and debates over increasing or decreasing the federal minimum wage. With the election of a new president, 2017 promises to be an equally active year in the wage and hour area. The Trump administration, including the proposed secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), has suggested that there will be changes in employment-related policies and areas of emphasis, and reductions in regulations, including wage and hour rules. The articles in this month's issue of Wisconsin Employment Law Letter are devoted in large part to wage and hour issues. As the new administration's priorities come more into focus, we will continue to keep you timely informed. Read More...