Posts Tagged ‘U.S. DOL’

How DOL Opinion Letter on ‘Gig’ Economy Workers Affects California

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter, FLSA 2019-6, addressing whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) is an independent contractor or employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A VMC operates in the “on-demand” or “sharing” economy and is generally an online and/or smartphone-based referral […]

9 May 19 - Independent Contractor - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. DOL Proposes Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Regulations

In the last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has proposed two new rules affecting different employer regulation areas, which have not been meaningfully revised for more than 50 years. The DOL proposed a new rule on how employers calculate an employee’s regular rate of pay for purposes of paying […]

10 Apr 19 - Compensation, Hiring - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. DOL to Assist with California Wildfire Recovery Efforts

With the continued fight to contain the wildfires in California — two of which, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, have reached a combined 223,285 acres burned as of November 21, 2018 —  the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will assist victims in various employment-related ways. “The Department of Labor is actively […]

21 Nov 18 - Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Updated FMLA Forms Are Now Available!

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated forms for managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As we previously reported, the DOL has to submit forms to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review every three years. The DOL submitted the FMLA forms to the OMB in April, […]

11 Sep 18 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

What Employers Should Know About Expired FMLA Forms

You may have noticed that the federal Department of Labor (DOL) forms used to manage leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expired on May 31, 2018. If you looked for updated forms before they expired, you wouldn’t have found any. Here’s why: The federal DOL has to submit forms to the Office […]

5 Jun 18 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »