Posts Tagged ‘DOL’

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 »

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 »