Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Labor’

DOL Settles Claims That It Failed to Pay Overtime to Its Employees

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) is tasked with ensuring that the nation’s employers are following federal wage and hour laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act. But the department is not immune from its own compliance troubles. The DOL has agreed to pay $7 million dollars to settle a decade old claim that it […]

19 Aug 16 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 […]

15 Oct 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead 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 […]

7 Oct 14 - Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »