New York New $15 Fast-Food Minimum Wage

New York New $15 Fast-Food Minimum Wage

On May 7, 2015 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo instructed Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino to empanel a Wage Board to investigate and make recommendations on an increase in the minimum wage in the fast-food industry. On July 22, 2015 the Fast Food Wage Board of the state of New York voted to raise the minimum wage in fast-food industry to $15 per hour. The increase will take effect incrementally in New York City ty December 31, 2018 and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state of New York. For New York City, the minimum wage will be increased as follows: to $10.50 on […]

The NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of August 27, 2015 has broad implications, because it redefines who the employer is under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision involves a recycling company Browning-Ferris, whose workers brought their initial claim. Actually they were employees of a contractor and not of the parent company. The NLRB decision says that contract does not shield the parent company from responsibility to workers who work for the contractor. The so-called “joint employer’ decision has very important implications for people who work for the company but who are not considered to be employees. It affects a lot of franchise operators and […]