Posts Tagged ‘U.S. DOL’

What Employers Should Know About Expired FMLA Forms

You may have noticed that the federal Department of Labor (DOL) forms used to manage leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expired on May 31, 2018. If you looked for updated forms before they expired, you wouldn’t have found any. Here’s why: The federal DOL has to submit forms to the Office […]

5 Jun 18 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). Last year, the previous administration issued an overtime rule that would have set […]

25 Jul 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos were issued in 2015 and 2016 under the Obama administration. The short DOL statement notes that removing the guidance “does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair […]

8 Jun 17 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Whistleblower Claims Will Get Fast Treatment in the West

Employees who “blow the whistle” and report company violations of the law are protected from retaliation under both state and federal law. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently launched a new pilot process in the Western region that will allow certain federal whistleblower complaints to move forward more quickly. Employers might not be aware […]

19 Sep 16 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protections

Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive Order is to ensure that parties who contract with the federal government are complying […]

26 Aug 16 - Compensation, Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »