Department of Labor Restricts Employer-Directed Tip Distribution Even When Affected Employees Are Paid Above the Minimum Wage

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division issued important new directives to its field investigators.  These directives will impact employers who employ individuals who pool gratuities.  The Wage and Hour Division’s Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2012-2 rejects the ruling of a Federal appeals court and advises field staff that the department’s 2011…

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Employee Benefits Can Keep You Union Free

In an unstable market, it is critical for organizations to leverage their resources to ensure that the business remains viable and successful. An often overlooked resource that can increase employee satisfaction and help build a positive brand image in the marketplace is employee benefits. The key to leveraging employee benefits is a well-developed benefits communication strategy.

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Dunkin’ Northeast Drivers Postpone Strike

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the union representing drivers and delivery staff for Dunkin’ Donuts’ largest distributor in New England has postponed plans to strike after making progress in contract negotiations, parent company Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said Tuesday.

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Employment Law Updates

This Employment Law Update was furnished by Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP, One Lewis Wharf, Boston 02110, (617) 722-8100, www.mctlaw.com and addresses a range of issues from statutory amendments to recent cases to help keep you informed of relevant changes in the employment law field and to assist you in managing your workforce. DDIFO Members read more….

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