The Department of Labor has finally issued revised FMLA forms. There are no changes to the forms except for the expiration date which is now August 31, 2021. The forms are available here: [...]
The filing season for the VETS-4212 Report (Report) officially opened on Aug. 1, 2018 and will close Sept. 30, 2018. Federal contractors and subcontractors who have entered into a single contract or subcontract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for [...]
August means pool parties, family vacations and back to school preparations. Employers should remain mindful that employees may seek leave to attend school orientations and meetings as the summer break comes to a close. Naturally, employees may use PTO, vacation or other paid leave to attend to these tasks, but [...]
In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) began a campaign to hold McDonald’s USA, LLC liable for alleged unfair labor practices committed at restaurant locations owned by McDonald’s franchisees. The NLRB took the position that corporate McDonald’s controlled employment relations at franchise locations enough to qualify as a joint [...]
On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, overruled 41-year-old precedent when it ruled that an Illinois law requiring non-union members to pay “agency fees,” i.e., a percentage of the full union dues, was unconstitutional. [...]
This past week was a busy one for the EEOC. We think we just got one step closer to the EEOC issuing its promised harassment report and guidance that addresses the #MeToo movement – on Monday, June 11, the EEOC’s Select Task Force On Harassment held a meeting titled, “Transforming [...]
On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that employees can agree to: (1) arbitrate employment disputes; and (2) waive their right to resolve those disputes through class and collective actions. This decision represents an epic victory for employers and may limit an employer’s [...]
On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that arbitration agreements between employers and employees must be enforced as written. In other words, courts must enforce employee waivers of the right to pursue employment lawsuits (e.g., wage and hour claims) through class actions. [...]
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would again issue Opinion Letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). After nearly ten months, DOL issued its first three Opinion Letters [...]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced its plan to launch a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID). Under this program, WHD will supervise the resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While WHD [...]
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