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DOL Adjusts Labor Law Penalties for 2018

Posted on January 3, 2018 03:10 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal labor laws.

Categories: FMLA, Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping, Workplace Posters

DOL Adjusts Labor Law Penalties for 2017

Posted on January 20, 2017 03:37 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal labor laws. The rule increases penalties for employers that do not comply with certain requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), among other laws. The increases generally apply to civil penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

Categories: Employee Benefits, Employee Safety and Health, FMLA, Health Insurance, Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping, Workplace Posters

Delaware Laws Address Discrimination Based on Family Responsibilities, Disclosure of Wages, and Reproductive Health Decisions

Posted on August 4, 2016 02:37 PM

New laws in Delaware address discrimination based on family responsibilities, the disclosure of wages, and reproductive health decisions.

Categories: Discrimination, FMLA, State Employment Laws

Penalties Set to Increase for Violating Federal Wage-Hour and Benefits Laws

Posted on July 5, 2016 08:57 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published an interim final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal laws.

Categories: FMLA, Reporting and Recordkeeping, Workplace Posters

DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer's Guide

Posted on April 26, 2016 07:18 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released an updated version of the "Employee Rights Under the [Federal] Family and Medical Leave Act" poster (often referred to as the "General FMLA Notice"), along with a new employer's guide to help employers comply with the law.

Categories: FMLA, Workplace Posters

DOL Releases New FMLA Forms

Posted on May 27, 2015 08:27 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released new forms for employers to use in connection with leave taken by their employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Categories: Employee Benefits, FMLA

Revised California Family Rights Act Regulations Effective July 1, 2015

Posted on April 3, 2015 03:40 PM

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has released new regulations concerning the California Family Rights Act.

Categories: Employee Benefits, FMLA, State Employment Laws

Final Rule Will Extend FMLA Protections to All Eligible Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on February 23, 2015 08:19 PM

Effective March 27, 2015, a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor will extend the protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live.

Categories: Employee Benefits, FMLA

Massachusetts: New Law Expands Parental Leave Rights

Posted on January 15, 2015 09:02 PM

Under amendments to the state maternity leave law effective April 7, 2015, employers with 6 or more employees must allow eligible employees—regardless of gender—to take up to 8 weeks of parental leave for:

Categories: FMLA, Human Resources, State Employment Laws

Proposed Rule Extends FMLA Protections to All Eligible Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on June 20, 2014 04:31 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule extending the protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live.

Categories: Discrimination, Employee Benefits, FMLA