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FMLA Intermittent Leave OK for Child’s Special Education Meetings
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued three new opinion letters—one related to intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and two related to
Upcoming Deadline: Form 5500 Due for Calendar-Year Plans
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) is due the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends, which is July 31 for calendar-year plans. It must be filed by an employer who maintains the
New FLSA Opinion Letters – Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
New Online Tools from DOL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced new “plain-language, user-friendly” compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their
DLIR and DOL Sign Agreement to Enforce Wage Laws
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Labor’s (U.S. DOL) Wage and Hour Division. Recognizing the
Updates Made to NLRA Rights Poster
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) made changes to the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) rights poster that federal contractors and subcontractors are required to display. Executive Order 13496
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Gig Workers are Independent Contractors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Along with the rise of the gig economy has been the rise of the debate over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. After rescinding the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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