Tag: United States Department of Labor

Fifth Circuit Grants Expedited Hearing on Overtime Rule

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Employers who opposed the federal minimum salary level increase to maintain overtime pay exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can rest a little easier this holiday season. It is now almost certain that the preliminary injunction precluding the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the salary level changes to the federal overtime regulations, that would otherwise have nearly doubled the minimum salary level threshold for most exempt workers, will remain in effect until President-Elect Trump’s administration assumes control. Read More

Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rules

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Eastern District of Texas federal judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime salary level rule. Read More

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues

Friday, September 2, 2016

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-guidance.cfm Read More

United States Department of Labor Q & A Concerning White Collar Overtime Final Rule

Friday, July 22, 2016

https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/faq.htm#G4 Read More

EMPLOYERS NEED TO BE READY TO ASSESS CONTINUING EXEMPTION OF ITS WHITE COLLAR WORKERS WHEN THE NEW FLSA SALARY THRESHOLD GOES INTO EFFECT ON DECEMBER 1, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

First, public school district and BOCES employers should keep in mind that under the FLSA (and NYS minimum wage law), bona fide teachers are exempt from minimum wage and overtime provisions--regardless of salary levels. Read More

NPELRA Publishes Update Regarding Proposed Overtime Protection

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) recently published a Legislative Update for its members titled “President Obama Proposes Overtime Protections to Nearly 5 Million Workers”. Read More

Justice Department Issues “ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently issued an update that provides general guidance to assist State and local governments in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More

New Family and Medical Leave Act Forms

Friday, May 29, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and medical certification forms for employers. These updated forms are available for immediate use and expire on May 31, 2018. Read More

The United States Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

Friday, February 27, 2015

On February 23, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) issued a Final Rule revising the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in light of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Read More

New Guidance Changing the Notification Requirements for Employers Under COBRA

Thursday, May 8, 2014

On May 2, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced new guidance changing the notification requirements for employers under COBRA. Under the new regulations, employers are now required to provide information to employees regarding available federal or state Marketplace options as well as the special enrollment period that pertains to COBRA enrollees. Read More