Tag: U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule
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U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule Increases Exempt Employee Salary Threshold

Tasked with implementing and enforcing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its final rule expanding overtime eligibility…

DOL Issues New Independent Contractor Rule
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Posted in Independent Contractor

DOL Issues New Independent Contractor Rule

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule impacting the classification of workers as either independent contractors or employees….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

U.S. DOL Will Enforce FFCRA Up to Three Years

At the end of 2020, many eyes were on Congress to see how it would handle a second economic stimulus package to address the ongoing…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

FFCRA Regulations Revised

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) submitted revised regulations for the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Covering employers with fewer than…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Major FFCRA Regulation Provisions Struck Down

In March, when the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed, providing emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19-related reasons,…

Several deadlines related to COBRA and ERISA special health plan enrollments have been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COBRA and ERISA Deadlines Extended

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended several employer-sponsored health plan-related deadlines, including those related…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

DOL Helps Employers Calculate FFCRA Leave Hours, Rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its most recent guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL is working hard to…

The new FFCRA regulations require employees to provide notice to their employers about their need to take either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Time Off

Required FFCRA Documentation, Recordkeeping for New Federal Paid Leave (COVID-19)

The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has dominated employers’ attention with its provisions for emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical…

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and…

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave…