Regulations News

EEO-1 Pay Data For 2017 and 2018

After a period of uncertainty surrounding employer obligations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will collect EEO-1 pay data information for the calendar years of 2018 and 2017. Covered employers will be required to submit this information by September 30, 2019. In addition to EEO-1 pay data, referred to as Component Read more

Colorado Minimum Wage Order Open for Public Comment

The Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics recently announced that it is seeking input from the public on the Colorado Minimum Wage Order. These rules, which are revised annually to reflect the state minimum wage increase, regulate wage and hour requirements including hours of work, overtime pay, break periods, and acceptable deductions from wages. Read more

DOL Proposes New Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

Three years after employers began preparing to raise salary thresholds for employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements, the time may have finally arrived. On March 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published the “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” Proposed Rule in Read more

Court Overturns Stay on EEO-1 Pay Data

On March 4, 2019, a federal court overturned an agency-ordered delay of EEO-1 pay data rules. The rules will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit wage and hour information for employees in addition to data already required by the EEO-1 survey. The EEO-1 survey in its current form collects employment data from Read more

Maine Child Labor Laws Allow More Tasks for Teen Employees

In the midst of low unemployment and an ongoing labor shortage, Maine employers have been granted some partial relief in the form of revised rules governing teen workers. The new rules, which are already in effect, will allow employers to place more responsibility – including driving, cooking, and welding – in the hands of employees Read more

Oregon Predictive Work Scheduling Law for Employees

The Oregon Predictive Work Scheduling Law Poster  (also referred to as the Oregon Employee Work Schedules Poster) has been updated with revised information regarding who is covered by the law and more precise requirements for advance notice of schedule changes. The poster was revised to comply with regulations approved by the Oregon Bureau of Labor Read more

Workers with Disabilities

Alaska is the latest state to eliminate subminimum wage for workers with disabilities. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are allowed to pay wages less than the Federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed. New Hampshire and Maryland were the first states in the country to eliminate this Read more

DOL Moves to Revoke Tip Pool Rule

As we head towards the end of the year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is making some major moves towards fulfilling its regulatory agenda. On October 24, 2017, DOL submitted notice to the Office of Management and Budget that it intends to rescind controversial Obama-era regulations which place limitations on employer use of tips received Read more