Paid Parental Leave

Both new parents and newborns experience immediate and long-term benefits given adequate time to develop a strong bond from the outset of the relationship, yet many parents are forced to choose between the bonding experience and a paycheck. Lawmakers are attempting to change that dilemma. Momentum is gaining for a national law that would provide Read more

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

Employers should periodically conduct internal audits of their Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies and practices to ensure they are legally compliant.  It is especially important now because the US Department of Labor FMLA enforcement branch has renewed its emphasis on conducting on-site FMLA compliance investigations. Three essential components of an internal audit are: Read more

Under The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligible employees of covered employers are entitled to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This includes certain military family leave provisions which are also outlined under the Act. The Department of Labor is getting close to publishing a Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) Read more