Family and Medical Leave Act

Just six months after increasing the penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor has announced another adjustment to the penalties for FLSA violations. The first adjustment was made last August pursuant to the Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Read more

Compliance Poster Company’s business partners will soon see a bright addition to their new All-On-One Labor Law posters. The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an updated Family and Medical Leave Act posting. In addition to a vivid new color scheme, the new posting features a streamlined explanation of leave eligibility and entitlements that Read more

The US Department of Labor has updated regulations to reflect modern workforce demographics, employees’ health and family care responsibilities, and achieve pay equity. Mandatory federal workplace posting updates reflecting these goals are expected soon. What’s changing? FMLA Poster Update – The U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) has issued a Final Rule changing the Family Read more

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations, which will take effect July 1, 2015. The CFRA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks leave in any 12-month period for personal or family illness or to bond with a child. The CFRA covers Read more

The EEOC has just released its Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, adopting new and substantive changes to the way federal law impacts workplace treatment of pregnancy. The guidance is divided into four sections: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) – The PDA requires accommodations for pregnant women, regardless of the severity of their pregnancy-related Read more

Twice a year, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) releases its regulatory agenda indicating its rulemaking and enforcement priorities for the coming one-year period.  This spring, the DOL announced that it will pay particular attention to Wage and Hour Division regulations.  The proposed rulemaking activity will impact employers across all industries. Among the proposed changes, Read more

The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces close to 200 federal laws. These laws cover the majority of workplace activities, businesses, applicants, workers, retirees and contractors. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – This law outlines standards for wages and overtime pay.  For nonagricultural operations, it restricts youths working hours and types of jobs they Read more

Recently the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the US Department of Labor (DOL) released guidance on how lawfully married same-sex spouses will be treated under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the result of a Supreme Court ruling in the U.S. v. Windsor case. The Read more

No later than March 8, 2013, all employers covered by the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must display the new poster in conspicuous places at the worksite. The poster reflects changes to FMLA regulations.This is a mandatory-to-post change! There are two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible Read more