Labor laws

The U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022 (Marisa Demarco/Source New Mexico)

Millions more workers would receive overtime pay under proposed Biden administration rule

BY: - September 7, 2023

Salaried workers who have been ineligible for overtime pay would benefit from a proposed Biden administration regulation. The Department of Labor’s new rule would require employers compensate full-time workers in management, administrative, or other professional roles for any overtime worked if they make less than $55,068 annually. Currently, the salary threshold is $35,568. The change […]

Starbucks union proposal arises as state’s rate of organized labor hits historic low

BY: - July 2, 2023

If Starbucks workers in Aberdeen succeed in unionizing, they’ll achieve a rare victory in a state where the share of unionized workers has fallen to a historic low of less than 5%. Some workers at the Aberdeen location say long hours and understaffed shifts pushed them to organize.  “In the time that each of us […]

Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet in Sioux Falls. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Feds recover $280,000 in back wages and damages from Hibachi Grill

BY: - December 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $279,070 from a Sioux Falls buffet restaurant that paid kitchen workers a flat monthly salary and denied them overtime wages for hours over 40 in a workweek, the department announced Thursday in a news release. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found Hibachi Grill & Supreme […]