Idaho’s workers will soon have more time to file their wage and hour claims against their employers. House Bill 113 was signed into law by the Governor on March 18, 2019, and goes into effect on July 1, 2019. According to the bill’s statement of purpose, “The Idaho Department of Labor currently has 916 open claims. Approximately 70 percent of these open claims are for partial unpaid wages or additional wages owed. The Department receives an average of six new claims each day.
As promised in his State of the Union address, President Obama recently issued an Executive Order increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors. The new minimum wage of $10.10 per hour will go into effect on January 1, 2015. The Order also provides for subsequent increases to the minimum wage that are tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index, in an amount to be determined by the Secretary of Labor.