Category Archives: Construction Law News

Federal Court Overturns Department of Labor’s FLSA Exemption Rule

A Texas Federal Court overturned the Department of Labor's rule which would have increase the minimum annual salary necessary to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemption. The rule increased the qualifying salary from $23,660 to $47,476. The Court held that the proposed increase was improper because the FLSA specifically defines the duties which qualify for an exemption, and the size of the increase improperly made the salary amount the sole defining factor in identifying exemptions. Durazzo, Eckel & Hawkins represents businesses of all sizes in employment matters and business law matters....
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Registrar of Contractors Complaints for Non-Payment

Contractors and subcontractors throughout Arizona are familiar with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors ability to cite a licensed contractor for poor workmanship.  However, many contractors are unaware that the Arizona Registrar of Contractors ("ROC") also has the authority to cite a contractor or subcontractor for failure to pay money it owes.  The ROC can suspend or revoke a contracting license for: "Failure by a licensee or agent or official of a licensee to pay monies in excess of seven hundred fifty dollars when due for materials or services rendered in connection with the licensee's...
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Arizona Minimum Wage Increase and New Sick Leave Law (Notice Postings)

Proposition 206 passed in Arizona and that means A.R.S. § 23-363 and § 23-364 are in effect as of January 1, 2017.  These statutes increase the minimum wage and create a requirement that all employers provide a sick leave benefit for their employees. Minimum Wage The Arizona Minimum Wage is increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2017.  There will be annual increases as follows: January 1, 2018: $10.50 January 1, 2019: $11.00 January 1, 2020: $12.00 After 2020 there will be annual cost of living increases. Sick Leave Benefits Starting July 1, 2017, all Arizona employers must provide a sick...
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