Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJuly 9, 2009 / Issue No. 3-09
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Professional Development
AGC Webinar 8/13: RIFs, Lay-Offs & Furloughs in Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Registration Open for HR Professionals Conference and Training & Development Conference
U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Regional Compliance Seminars for Employers
Immigration
DHS to Implement E-Verify Rule but Revoke No-Match Rule
Federal Government Makes Employers Subject of Immigration Enforcement with I-9 and E-Verify Audits
Form I-9 Valid After June 30 Expiration Date
Wages & Benefits
DOL Issues Guidance on Davis-Bacon Requirements for Stimulus-Funded Projects
Minimum Wage to Increase on July 24
Labor Relations
AGC Persuades Supreme Court to Clarify Federal Remedies For Violations of Collective Bargaining Agreements
AGC Holds First Regional Meeting with Carpenters and Operating Engineers
Equal Employment Opportunity
OFCCP to Place Special Emphasis on Construction Industry Compliance
Supreme Court Offers Guidance to Employers Faced with the Dilemma of Potential Competing Discrimination Claims
Minimum Wage to Increase on July 24
 

The minimum wage established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will increase from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009.

The increase is the final phase of a three-part phase-in mandated by legislation enacted in 2007.  The first phase took effect on July 24, 2007, increasing the hourly rate from $5.15 to $5.85.  The second phase took effect on July 24, 2008, increasing the hourly rate from $5.85 to the current rate of $6.55.

Many states have established a minimum wage rate higher than the federal rate.  Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two wage rates.  For information on state minimum wage laws, click here.

Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage provisions must post a notice explaining the Act in a conspicuous place at all work sites.  Employers can download a poster satisfying the requirement from the U.S. Department of Labor's Web site.  Employers can also purchase printed and laminated Consolidated Federal Employment Laws posters from AGC, with a discount for members.  The poster satisfies the posting requirements of 10 different federal labor and employment laws, including the FLSA. 

For more information on the FLSA, visit the Labor & HR Topical Resources page of the AGC Web site.  Select the category "Compensation" and the subcategory "Fair Labor Standards Act."

For more information, contact Tamika C. Carter at (703) 837-5382 or cartert@agc.org.


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