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Wondering what the Department of Labor will be doing this year? Here's what the agency says:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), it plans to increase its emphasis on audits and prosecutions of minimum wage and overtime violations, to increase its scrutiny of independent contractor classifications, and to...more

Employers’ New Year’s Resolution: Review Employee v. Independent Contractor Classifications

As we enter 2014, employers should take the opportunity to review their classifications of employees and independent contractors to ensure they do not run afoul of the many overlapping statutes and regulations in this area....more

The Department of Labor Releases Fall 2013 Statement of Regulatory Priorities

On November 26, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Fall 2013 Statement of Regulatory Priorities which identified the Department’s priorities and primary activities for the coming year. The statement...more

12/10/2013  /  Compliance , DOL , Enforcement , Transparency

Labor Board Affirms Ruling that Employer Confidentiality Provision Violates NLRA

On June 21, 2013, The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order affirming and modifying an earlier decision by an administrative law judge that invalidated the confidentiality provision in an employer’s employment...more

New FMLA Regulations Effective: New Notice Poster and Model Forms Available

As of March 8, 2013, employers with 50 or more employees are required to post the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice poster incorporating the recently issued final regulations, which...more

The Wage and Hour Movement Against Internship Programs

Lawsuits brought by interns are potentially becoming the next big trend in wage and hour litigation. As we discussed in a recent Alert in December of 2012, although it may be tempting for employers to tap into the large pool...more

Employers Need To Be Careful When Classifying Individuals As Unpaid Interns

Students of all ages seek out desirable unpaid internships. An internship gives the individual valuable experience in a potential chosen field of employment and could possibly lead to a job offer. Recently, a movie production...more

12/18/2012  /  DOL , FLSA , Internships , Unpaid Interns , Wage and Hour
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