Posts Tagged ‘U.S. DOL’

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 »

Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). Last year, the previous administration issued an overtime rule that would have set […]

25 Jul 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos were issued in 2015 and 2016 under the Obama administration. The short DOL statement notes that removing the guidance “does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair […]

8 Jun 17 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »