New DOL Rule Aims To Allow Benefits For Independent Contractors
By: Justin Boron
Independent contractors can receive ‘employee’ type benefits without becoming “employees” under a rule finalized by the U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday.
The provision is part of a final DOL rule that re-vamps the independent contractor classification test. …
US Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Leave Under the FFCRA for Hybrid/Remote Schooling for Children
By: Catherine Scott
On August 27, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new answers to its Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). All three of these questions addressed employees’ questions regarding whether they would be entitled …
Spring Cleaning: Department Of Labor Scraps Confusing Categorizations Regarding Retail And Service Establishments
By: Michael Hill
As part of an ongoing effort to clarify the laws governing how employers may pay their employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) removed some outdated and confusing rules it had introduced in the 1960s and 1970s.…
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Regulations for Families First Coronavirus Response Act
By: Catherine Scott, Natalie Pulley and Gregory Blueford
On April 6, 2020, U.S.
Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its most comprehensive interpretation of the
paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the
“FFCRA”). These temporary regulations …
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Two Additional Rounds of Guidance in Advance of April 1, 2020, Effective Date for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
By: Robert Young
Over the weekend, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued two additional rounds of guidance to help employers navigate issues relating to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act), as …
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Before Legislation Goes into Effect on April 1, 2020
By: Robert Young
In the time since the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act) into law a few days ago, employers have asked many questions about how the new legislation will affect them once …
U.S. Department of Labor Issues COVID-19 Guidance on FLSA and FMLA
By: Catherine Scott
As the federal government continues to grapple with questions from employers regarding COVID-19, the federal agencies have begun to roll out new guidance. The latest comes from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which has issued guidance …
Employers Watch Out: New DOL Rule May Limit Joint Employer Liability
By: Janet Barringer
A new rule goes into effect March 16, 2020, per the Department of Labor (DOL), as to when a “joint employer” is equally liable under federal wage and hour laws. This new rule is an …
DOL Releases New Overtime Rule And Increases Minimum Salary To $35,568
By: Brad Adler
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited new minimum salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar exemptions (i.e., executive, administrative and professional exemptions). Under the new rule, which …
Did You Really Terminate That H-1B Employee?
By: Layli Eskandari Deal
U.S. Department of Labor Awards $43,366 Back Pay to Engineer.
In January, a Microfabrication Engineer, employed under the H-1B visa program by Minnesota-based TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc., was awarded $43,366.67 in back wages and interest …
Are You Prepared To Grant Intermittent Family Medical Leave?
By: David Daniels
One of the biggest employer complaints about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the productivity problems caused by employees’ use—and abuse—of FMLA intermittent leave.
The problem: Employees with chronic health problems often take FMLA leave …
New Rule, Who Dis? DOL Proposes Changes to Joint Employment Regulations
By: Will Collins
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced notice of proposed rulemaking, amending the DOL regulations addressing joint employers under the federal wage and hour law (i.e. the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)) …