Hospitality Wage Order

Authored by Jeffrey A. Berman, Julie G. Yap, and Michael Afar

Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on a California Wage Order requirement that employers provide “suitable seats” for employees when the “nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The consolidated decision says employers have to provide seating where employee tasks
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Co-authored by Lorie Almon and Aaron Warshaw

On December 15, 2010, the New York State Department of Labor quietly adopted a major change to New York’s wage rules affecting the restaurant and hotel industries.  The new regulation seeks to clarify existing wage orders by creating a single, more straightforward Hospitality Wage Order.

The Hospitality Wage Order’s effective date is January
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