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Late yesterday,  Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta released a press statement through the Department of Labor outlining a new proposal.
Take these recent lessons from the courtroom into consideration when you are handling an ADA accommodation request at your workplace.
New legislation out of New York includes protection from gender identity or expression discrimination, as well as rising minimum wage and exempt salary levels.
New signs indicate that paid parental leave —long considered a pipedream—could become a reality in America.
Our expert attorney on all things employment law covers the legal implications of W-4 form errors, mistaken FLMA notice and more.
As new gig economy options to hire employees emerge, employers may want to closely assess and proactively manage these methods to engage temporary workers.
Here’s an important and surprisingly easy way to avoid potentially catastrophic class-action pay discrimination litigation: Decentralize pay and promotion decision-making to the greatest extent possible.
The Trump administration is using no-match letters to help enforce the president’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order. The program will continue in the spring of 2019, when the SSA will be comparing 2018 W-2 tax form data to its records and informing employers when there is a discrepancy.
Let these recent course cases serve as a reminder on how to handle religious accommodation in your workplace.
If you’re determining whether an employee’s position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, take a page from these courts to start your analysis.
In a big win for employers, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a broad definition to distinguish independent contractors from employees, making it difficult for contractors to form or join a union.
These recent court cases are a good reminder that under the Whistleblower Protection Act, employees have a legal right to blow the whistle without retaliation or harassment.
Our employment law expert tackles intermittent FMLA, employee request to reduce hours and FMLA threshold compliance in this roundup of Ask the Attorney.
Recent DOL Opinion Letters bring back up the importance of the reasonable relationship test for exempt employees and how to use it to figure compensation.
While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn't mention marital status, it can be the basis of a bias claim.
Never discount the possibility that some of your supervisors may be completely clueless about the legal trouble they might cause while managing pregnant staff.
Make lactation time and space a priority for 2019.
As flu season hits it's peak, double-check your company sick leave policies: Employees who are out with the flu may be entitled to FMLA leave.
A recent settlement shows just how much the DOL dislikes seeing employers game the system by trying to classify employees as independent contractors.
In early November, the Department of Labor issued four opinion letters in in response to employer requests about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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