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Federal Court Strikes Down Portions of FFCRA Regulations

August 05, 2020

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan

On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLEA).

COVID-19 - What's New From CDC, DOL, EEOC and SCDEW

May 22, 2020

Pertinent COVID-19 updates were recently issued by the CDC, DOL, OSHA, EEOC and IRS.

Additional Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Programs and COVID-19 Support Payments

April 17, 2020

Within the last two weeks, many laws, orders and guidance have been approved and published regarding the administration of unemployment and employee financial relief.

DOL Final Rule: Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 03, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule regarding the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) effective April 6, 2020, through December 31, 2020, although operational April 1, 2020.
 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Posters, Fact Sheets, Q&A for Employers

March 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two Model Notice Posters and additional FFCRA enforcement guidance on March 25, 2020.
 

Small & Midsize Businesses May Be Able to Swiftly Recover Cost of Coronavirus-related Leave

March 26, 2020

The Treasury, IRS and Department of Labor issued a joint announcement that small and midsize employers can take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to reimburse them for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. 

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employment

April 12, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Key Takeaways from the Recent Overtime Rule Listening Sessions

November 28, 2018

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held public listening sessions on October 30, 2018 to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations, the 2016 “Overtime Rule.”

DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

August 21, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.

Are Unpaid Interns Employees Under the FLSA?

January 10, 2018

On January 5, 2018, the United States Department of Labor announced that, going forward, it would utilize the “primary beneficiary” test for determining whether interns are employees under the FLSA, consistent with recent rulings from appellate courts.