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DOL Announces Final Rule on Overtime Pay

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule expected to impact 1.3 million American workers.In the final rule, the Department is:Raising the “minimum salary level” from the currently enforced level of $455 per week to $684 per week for...

EE0-1 Component 2 Due by September 30, 2019

A reminder that EEO-1 filers must submit Component 2 data for calendar year 2017, in addition to data for calendar year 2018, by September 30, 2019.Businesses with at least 100 employees and federal contractors with at least 50 employees and a contract...

Reporting Non-Binary Gender Employees on EEO-1 Report

As employers seek greater inclusion in the workplace, they have struggled with how to report non-binary gender on the EEO-1 form, which does not include such an option. TheU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently answered, in an...

Employees May Take FMLA Leave to Attend Special Education Meetings

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter on August 8, 2019 in response to whether or not an employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting to discuss their child’s...

Form I-9 Due to Expire August 31, 2019

The federal government's Form I-9, used by HR departments across the country to verify workers' employment eligibility, is expiring at the end of the month on 8/31/2019.In March 2019, the USCIS published a Notice in the Federal Register proposing an...

DOL Releases Three Opinion Letters

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued three new opinion letters that address common questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  While the opinion letters address specific situations that are not applicable to every business, they do provide...

New Personnel Record Law for Virginia was Effective July 1, 2019

Virginia has a new law that went into effect July 1, 2019, regarding employee access to personnel records.  The Virginia law is a first of its kind, but more and more states are adopting such statutes.  Laws requiring access to personnel documents vary by...

EEOC Announces Web Portal to Be Available July 15, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced their web-based portal for the submission of the Component 2 EEO-1 reports for 2017 and 2018 will be active by July 15, 2019 via the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System. The EEOC has...

Paid Family Leave Continues to Expand State-by-State

With the signature of Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut has become the 7thstate to mandate paid family leave, joining California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington and the District of Columbia. Although the new law only directly...

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