Posts Tagged ‘DOL’

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) enforcement of […]

22 May 19 - Harassment, Paid Family Leave, Reporting Requirements - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Comment Period Extended for DOL Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules – the regular rate rule and the joint-employer rule. The DOL extended the deadline to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for extension from law firms, unions and advocacy organizations, among others. Proposed Regular […]

15 May 19 - Compensation, Hiring - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Opinion Letter Provides Guidance on FMLA Leave

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter that provides clarity on how employers designate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The letter responds to a request for an opinion on whether an employer may permit employees to exhaust paid time off prior to designating leave as FMLA-qualifying. […]

28 Mar 19 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

It’s Back – New Federal Overtime Rule Proposed

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new proposed federal overtime rule that would increase the white-collar salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from $23,660 to $35,308 per year. According to the DOL, this increase could result in more than a million additional American workers eligible for […]

14 Mar 19 - Overtime - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 »