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Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court; Implementation Delayed

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas halted the enforcement of the DOL’s new overtime rule until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016, would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 per year. While the judge’s preliminary injunction may […]

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DOL Issues New Overtime Payment Rules

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. Here are a few […]

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DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor has released two documents in April 2016 that may impact how your company complies with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This includes: New Poster: The DOL released an updated version of the FMLA poster that covered employers are required to display in a conspicuous place where employees and […]

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Avoiding Employee Misclassification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

As an increasing number of U.S. workplaces are restructuring their business organizations, this has created a higher risk of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. This is an important issue for Human Resources departments to pay attention to, as employer misclassification has a direct impact on employee eligibility for benefits, legal protections (such as minimum wage […]

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DOL Proposes Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The white collar exemptions are minimum wage and overtime exception rules for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. Here are a few key updates of the proposed rule: […]

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DOL Releases New FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released new forms for employers to use in connection with leave taken by their employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While previously released versions of the forms had contained month-to-month expiration dates, the new forms reflect a new expiration date of May 31, 2018. […]

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DOL Issues Final Rule to Expand FMLA Protections for Same-sex Spouses

On February 25th, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that expands protections for same-sex spouses under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are some key points to note about this rule: Place of Celebration: The final rule adopts a “place of celebration” rule, instead of the “state of residence” […]

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FMLA Regulations Expand Military Leave Protections

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a set of final regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While these changes do mean that your company will have to replace its FMLA poster in the office, they also may have additional impact on your business. Today, we’re going to highlight one area of […]

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Time to Update Your Family and Medical Leave Act Posters

The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently released a set of final regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition to releasing these regulations, which become effective on March 8, 2013, the DOL has updated some of the model FMLA forms. This update includes the FMLA poster, which may be hanging in […]

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Key Health Care Reform Employer Requirement Postponed

This week, one of the employer requirements associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was postponed. The requirement is in regards to providing employees with a written notice about the ACA’s health insurance exchanges. The original deadline was March 1, 2013. However, the Department of Labor announced that employers will not be held to that […]

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