Tag Archives: Department of Labor

New Proposed Policy About Who is Family Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Department of Labor recently announced a proposal to extend protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages across the country. The proposal came in light of the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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When Your Workers Go Into Extra Innings: New Overtime Regulations May Be Coming

President Obama has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the current overtime regulations to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. While the actual details have not been released and may not be for … Continue reading

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Another NLRB Loss For Employers

Social media has become a thorn in the side of many employers and after viewing unsavory Facebook dialogue by employees, directed at the employer or the employees’ working conditions, employers all too often decide those employees should be fired. Recently, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Weigh In On Employees’ Changing “Clothes” More Than The DOL Changes Its Mind

Under the FLSA, 29 USC § 203(0), employees are not entitled to receive compensation for time that is spent “changing clothes . . . at the beginning or end of each workday.”  In other words, if donning and doffing work … Continue reading

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New FMLA Regulations Take Effect on March 8

The FMLA turned 20 years old this month and, with this birthday, comes new regulations pertaining to it, which the United States Department of Labor issued last week and take effect on March 8, 2013.  In celebration of the FMLA’s 20th … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

Given the number of changes and decisions over the last year, it is increasingly important for your company to make a few New Years Resolutions regarding policies and practices.  Below is a non-comprehensive list of resolutions your company can make … Continue reading

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Proposed OFCCP Rule Would Require That 7% of Federal Contractors’ Workforce Consist of Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) is considering a rule that would require certain federal contractors to ensure that at least 7% of their workforce is composed of individuals with disabilities. This is a significant proposal, as the … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Launches Smartphone App as a Tool for Employees to Track Their Own Hours Worked

On May 9, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of its free smartphone app for workers to track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed.  Described as an “independent timesheet” for workers, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division to Host Web Chat on Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division (“WHD”) announced today that it will be hosting a Web chat on its regulatory agenda from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on January 6, 2011. The WHD’s regulatory agenda is comprised of regulations … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Public Comments on Work Breaks for Expressing Breast Milk

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced yesterday that it is requesting the public to weigh in on the recent amendment to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) concerning reasonable break periods for expressing breast … Continue reading

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