The DOL’s new overtime rule will likely cause lots of currently exempt employees to begrudgingly begin punching a time clock. This may lead to two unintended consequences.
Imagine going through the stress of a DOL investigation, being ordered to pay out nearly $200,000 and then finding out you have to tell every new hire you plan to bring on about the ordeal.
The Democrats may have lost the war during the midterm elections, but they did manage wins in two key battles. Those battles were for a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced it will hire 55 new investigators and eight additional technicians to assist employers with wage and hour questions and to investigate allegations of employers violating federal work and pay requirements. The additions will expand the number of investigation team members hired in 2020 to […]
There’s good news for employees working on federal service and construction contracts. Their new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour. The DOL announced a final rule that raises the minimum wage, as ordered by President Obama last February. The feds say the pay hike will affect some 200,000 workers. In a press release, the DOL said the final rule […]
The U.S. Department of Labor has some handy legal advice for employers who are considering furloughs, layoffs or pay cuts.
You’ve already heard how the feds are going to be cracking down on companies that misuse unpaid internships. Now — perhaps just to make sure we know they’re not kidding — the Department of Labor (DOL) has released new rules on the subject.
Good news: The feds just gave employers more incentive to offer internship programs.
Multiple agencies within the federal government are applying the joint employer standard very liberally. As a result, you could be liable for another firm’s mistakes. Here’s what you need to know about the feds’ latest plan of attack.
Under former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the DOL drastically increased the enforcement of wage and hour laws. Now Thomas Perez is running the agency, and he seems poised to kick things up a notch.
Employers get sued, settle cases and lose lawsuits everyday. Here’s a round-up of the latest unfortunate, dumb and bizarre lawsuits resolved or settled recently.
Two recent lawsuits highlight wage-and-hour issues in an industry not typically associated with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): professional sports.
Here’s some great news: If the Department of Labor’s too overloaded to handle your employee’s FLSA or FMLA complaint, a new federal program will help that worker get in touch with a lawyer who can pursue the matter.
First the Department of Labor’s efforts to increase enforcement of worker classification rules threatened to make life more miserable for employers — now this.
This year, employers may be surprised to find the penalty for failing to file a Form 5500 jumped all the way to $2,063 per day (up from $1,100). But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
What’s ahead for employers during President Obama’s second term? In this guest post, a group of employment attorneys from the law firm Cozen O’Connor collaborate to tell us what to expect.
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