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Individual Health Insurance HRA

On June 13, 2019, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly issued a final rule that will allow employers of all sizes to provide tax-free reimbursements to employees who purchase individual health insurance coverage.  Prior...

DOL Seeks Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Department of Labor (DOL) plans to issue a request for Information regarding the FMLA.  In it, the DOL will solicit comments on ways to improve its regulations under the FMLA to: (a) better protect and suit the needs of workers; and (b) reduce...

EEOC Announces Decision to Collect 2017 & 2018 Employee Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 2, 2019 that it has opted to collect Component 2 data for 2017 in addition to 2018.  On April 25, 2019, the district court ordered the EEOC to collect a second year of pay data from select...

Paycheck Fairness Act Approved by House of Representatives

The House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act on a vote of 242-187 on March 27, 2019.  Despite the enactment of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, many women continue to earn significantly lower pay than men for equal work. These pay disparities...

Overtime Rule Now Published in Federal Register

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would increase the standard salary level to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year). Above this salary level, eligibility for overtime varies based on job duties. This NPRM...

Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.Currently, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid...

OSHA Removes Electronic Submission Requirement for Forms 300 and 301

OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for...

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