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DOL Delays Enforcement of Federal Home Healthcare Rules

The federal government recently decided to delay enforcement of regulations extending minimum wage and overtime requirements to home healthcare workers for six months. The Department of Labor (DOL) made the following announcement: For six months, from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, the Department will not bring enforcement actions against any employer as to […]

Oct 15 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber Capitol Report: Webinar to Explain New Sick Leave Law Requirements

Join the California Chamber of Commerce on November 5 for an insightful webinar covering the state’s new paid sick leave law. “California is now the second state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for employees,” explains Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president of legal affairs and general counsel in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report […]

Oct 13 2014 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Should Employees be Paid for Time Spent in Security Screenings?

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving the issue of whether the time a worker spends in security screenings should be paid time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case is before the nation’s high court from the Ninth Circuit. The case […]

Oct 9 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Final Rule on Increased Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for all workers on federal construction and service contracts. Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to implement the Executive Order. The DOL stated that key provisions of the final rule will include: Definitions […]

Oct 7 2014 - Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Abercrombie Religious Headscarf Case

Today begins the U.S. Supreme Court’s first week of its “October Term 2014.” The court recently agreed to hear EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.  The case involves 17-year-old Samantha Elauf, who applied for a job in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elauf wore a hijab, a religious headscarf worn […]

Oct 6 2014 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »