David G. Gabor,
David Gabor is widely recognized as an expert in the area of
employment, human resources and business law. He has been called upon
to proactively represent clients in litigation, the negotiation and
drafting of contracts, handling compliance issues, the creation of corporate
infrastructure, the drafting of policies, training of employees and
leading companies towards organizational excellence.
Wagner Law Group is a nationally recognized practice in the
areas of ERISA and employee benefits, trusts and estates, employment,
labor and human resources, investment management, immigration
and family law.
in 1996, The Wagner Law Group is dedicated to the highest standards
of integrity, excellence and thought leadership and is considered to
be amongst the nation's premier ERISA and employee benefits law
firms. The firm has seven offices across the country, providing
unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and
nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities
worldwide. The Wagner Law Group's 33 attorneys, senior benefits
consultant and five paralegals combine many years of experience in
their fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds. Seven of the
attorneys are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and six are Fellows of
the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an invitation-only
organization of nationally recognized employee benefits
lawyers. Seven of the firm's attorneys have been named to the
prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2017, which highlights outstanding
lawyers based on a rigorous selection process.
Wagner Law Group
Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Fax: (561) 293-3591
7108 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Francisco, CA 94104
25 W. Moody Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Tel: (617) 532-8080
Fax: (617) 532-9090
55 Old Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Employment Law Alert
Bargain" Minimum Wage Increase in Massachusetts
has enacted a "grand bargain" minimum wage law that will
gradually increase the state's minimum wage from $11 per hour to $15
over the next five years. Simultaneously, it will phase out required
time-and-a-half pay for Sundays and certain holidays.
- The minimum
wage will increase to $12 per hour in 2019. From there,
the wage will increase to $12.75 in 2020, $13.50 in 2021, $14.25
in 2022, and finally $15 in 2023. The minimum wage for
employees who receive tips is also scheduled to increase by 60
cents per year, from $3.75 in 2018 to $6.75 by January of
- Starting in
January of 2019, eligible workers will be paid 140% of their
standard wage for Sundays and legal holidays as recognized by
Massachusetts, rather than time-and-a-half. This
percentage will decrease by 10% annually until January of 2023,
when workers will be paid their regular working wage on Sundays
and holidays. Massachusetts recognizes the following legal
holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Washington's Birthday, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, Independence
Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Day.
Employers are advised to anticipate increases in
operational costs as the minimum wage increases over the next five
years. Some of these new costs may be offset by other
provisions of the law, including the elimination of
time-and-a-half pay and their gradual implementation.
Nevertheless, employers should still anticipate taking on increased
operational costs and plan accordingly. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact David Gabor, head of The
Wagner Law Group's Employment Law Department.
If you have any questions, please feel free to
of The Wagner Law Group's employment law practice.