News & Announcements

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
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
WHD Issues 3 New Opinion Letters re: FMLA and FLSA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) recently issued three new opinion letters. One relates to designating leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), one
DOL Penalties Increase for 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced increased civil monetary penalties for 2019, including increases for violations of: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Family
Spectrum’s Inflexible Leave and Attendance Policies Violate ADA, Alleges EEOC
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in Hawaii federal court, alleging that Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC (dba Spectrum) unlawfully discriminates against disabled employees by
IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credit for Paid Leave
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
On September 24, the IRS issued question-and-answer guidance for employers eligible for a business tax credit for offering workers paid family and medical leave benefits. The credit, under Internal Revenue Code Section 45S,
“New” FMLA Forms Released
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. These forms include the Notice of Eligibility,
DOL Releases Six Opinion Letters, Clarifying Its Position on FMLA and FLSA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published six opinion letters addressing two issues under Family Medical Leave Act and four issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. FMLA Opinions No-Fault
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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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