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DOL proposes new rate of pay rule, issues opinion letters

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Patrick DiDomenico

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in Centerpiece,Employment Law,Human Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor is having a busy spring. In addition to the big overtime pay proposal issued at the beginning of March, the DOL also proposed a new rule for rate of pay. Within that same week, they also issues two new opinion letters on everyone's favorite topic - FMLA Leave - as well as on how to handle after-hours charitable activities. All of this while the White House asked for a 10% budget cut from the Department. 

DOL opinions on FMLA leave, volunteerism

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new opinion letters addressing FMLA leave and compensation for employees who spend time volunteering. According to the letters, published March 14:

  • Employers must run FMLA leave concurrently with any paid leave an employee takes for an FMLA-qualifying condition.
  • There is no need to pay employees for voluntarily participating in after-hours charitable activities at the employer’s suggestion.

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