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COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor Issues Guidance and Congress Considers Paid Leave

March 18, 2020

HSB's Employment Team continues to monitor the latest developments with COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace. The current version of the COVID-19 Relief Package being considered in Congress contains mandatory paid sick leave and expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since the proposed bill changes by the day, we will not summarize it here but continue to update this blog when it passes.

Breaking News: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Raising Salary Thresholds

September 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule today providing that employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay.

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.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

Is Post-Accident Drug Testing Still Legal?

February 14, 2017

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a final rule that (1) made explicit the requirement that employers have a reasonable procedure for their employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and (2) made clear that employers cannot retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries. 

New Developments on DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rules

March 17, 2016

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the next step in finalizing its proposed new overtime regulations by sending its final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for review. 

Federal Government Announces Plan to Collect Pay Data from Large Employers

February 01, 2016

The White House, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced Friday, January 29, a new plan to address payment discrimination against women and minorities.