Posts Tagged ‘DOL’

U.S. DOL: 1,416 Employees to Receive More than $3.5 million from Long Beach Company

A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation recovered $3,573,074 in back wages and benefits for 1,416 employees of a Long Beach-based trucking and warehouse company. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators found the company violated federal contract provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). Investigators discovered the company failed to pay […]

8 Oct 18 - Benefits, Labor Relations, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

New U.S. DOL Office Offers Employers Compliance Assistance

This past week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it’s creating a new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) to help companies comply with federal labor laws, prevent violations and extend compliance outreach. Labor laws can be complex, and the OCI’s goal is to promote a greater understanding of federal labor laws — allowing businesses […]

30 Aug 18 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Bill Limiting Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that limits the use of settlement and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims has passed the Senate and is on its way to the Governor. The CalChamber has tagged AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) as a job killer because it will create more litigation, significant delays […]

29 Aug 18 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Under the proposed federal rule, more California employees would potentially be nonexempt and entitled to overtime.

Proposed Federal Overtime Rules Still Pending

As previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced proposed changes to federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, employers should hang tight as these regulations are still pending, and we may not see any changes until late 2016. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on September 4, 2015 […]

17 Dec 15 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Comments Pouring in on Federal Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor’s proposed federal overtime rule comment period opened last month and more than 1650 comments have already been submitted.  The deadline for written comments is September 4, 2015. There have been requests from various business organizations to extend the time frame for submitting comments, but the current deadline remains. In part, the Department […]

12 Aug 15 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »