Amy Groff

Amy Groff

K&L Gates LLP

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Department of Labor Announces Broad Interpretation of Joint Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division (DOL) issued guidance from its administrator in late January, espousing a broad view of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The guidance, issued in...more

2/15/2016 - Agricultural Workers Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. DOL FLSA Joint Employers NLRB Seasonal Workers Staffing Agencies Wage and Hour

DOL Issues New Guidance on Independent Contractors

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors continues to be a hot issue and to receive attention at the state and federal levels. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”)...more

7/27/2015 - DOL FLSA FMLA Independent Contractors IRS Migrant Workers Misclassification MSAWPA Wage and Hour

Sixth Circuit Sides with Ford Motor Company in ADA Telecommuting Case

Employers often grapple with what constitutes a reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This issue becomes increasingly complex when evaluating whether telecommuting is an appropriate and...more

5/12/2015 - ADA Appeals Attendance Essential Functions Ford Motor Popular Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Pennsylvania Issues Regulations Under Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act

On July 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry published new regulations to implement certain provisions of the Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act, 43 P.S. §§ 932.1 to 932.6 (the "Act")....more

8/14/2014 - DOL Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Over-Time Unpaid Overtime

DOL Seeks to Extend FMLA Rights Relating to Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on June 27, 2014, announcing a proposal that would expand the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include all...more

7/7/2014 - DOL DOMA Employee Rights FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

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