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DOL Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Tip Credits
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule amending tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Background The FLSA generally requires covered employers to
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
As previously announced, on September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long-awaited final overtime rule raising the salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568 annually), effective January 1,
WHD Releases New FMLA and FLSA Opinion Letters
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently issued new opinion letters regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the retail or
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
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