The Labor Department recently published a new version of its poster informing employees of their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although employers are free to use the new poster, they can continue to meet their FMLA notice obligations
New guidance issued by the Labor Department summarizes the broad provisions of a law enacted by Congress late last year that expands workplace protection for employees to express milk.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging revised “tip” regulations issued by the Labor Department in 2021 should get another look from the trial court in determining whether the regulations should be enjoined.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued its first opinion letter under the Family and Medical Leave Act, opining on how reduced schedule FMLA leave can protect an employee with a chronic health condition from having to work mandat
The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, we are sharing a copy of CWC’s popular FMLA Compliance Outline, a comprehensive resource designed to assist our members in understanding the FMLA’s basic requiremen
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Despite the fact that a worker made more than $200,000 a year, the Supreme Court has ruled that he was entitled to overtime pay because his employer could not show that it complied with the Labor Department’s so-called “salary basis” test under the F
Friday, February 24, 2023
The Labor Department reports that the number of administrative complaints it closed in fiscal year 2022 alleging overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act declined for the 10th straight year.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
A federal trial court in Arizona has rejected a challenge brought by five states questioning the legality of a Biden Executive Order that raised the minimum wage payable on certain federal contracts to $15 an hour, finding the President acted within
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
The Labor Department reports that in fiscal year 2022 it resolved the fewest number of administrative complaints filed under the Family and Medical Leave Act since the law was enacted in 1993.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
But for a handful of new initiatives, the biggest change in the Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda from its predecessor is a push back in estimated completion dates for items previously listed.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
A new law approved by the last Congress shortly before it adjourned expands the 2010 “Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act” to cover executives, managers, and professionals who were previously exempt from the law’s protection.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
The final FY 2023 government spending deal reached by Congress shortly before it adjourned contains budget increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, with the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c
Monday, December 19, 2022
CWC has filed written comments with the Department of Labor urging the agency to retain the 2021 regulations that articulate the test used for classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
With the results of the 2022 mid-term elections now in, CWC has dusted off its crystal ball to take a look at what the changed political dynamic might mean for employment policy issues.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. As expected, the Labor Department has proposed new interpretive regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act that would weigh heavily in favor of an employee versus independent contractor classification determination.
Two different Presidential Executive Orders set a higher minimum wage rate on certain government contracts depending on when the contract was executed. Pursuant to an escalator clause contained in each E.O., the minimum wage rate under each will incr
As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
As President Biden nears the halfway point of his first term, most of his nominations to serve in key workplace enforcement agency positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. There are a few important slots that still await action, however, as
Monday, September 12, 2022
For 40 years, the Labor Department has insisted that to be enforceable, a settlement of Fair Labor Standards Act claims must be supervised by the agency or approved by a federal court. Two recent federal court rulings state that there is nothing in t
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Department of Labor has published proposed regulations pursuant to a Biden Executive Order issued late last year that would require a successor contractor on a contract covered by the Service Contract Act to give the pr
New guidance posted recently by the Department of Labor serves as a reminder that the Family and Medical Leave Act covers serious mental health conditions as well as serious physical health conditions.
A House of Representatives committee has approved a bill that would rewrite the FLSA to significantly expand the law’s disclosure and enforcement provisions. As our memo explains, however, the bill seems more intended as a political statement rather
In a political setback to the Biden Administration, the U.S. Senate has rejected the President’s nomination of former Obama-era Department of Labor Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil to serve in the same position again.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
As expected, the proposed budget that the President has submitted to Congress to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1 asks for big funding increases for OFCCP and the EEOC, among other workplace enforcement agencies