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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...

Hotel Dishwasher, Forced to Work Sundays, Awarded $21.5 Million

A jury awarded a Florida hotel dishwasher $21.5 million. The jury decided her employer Hilton Worldwide violated her Title VII rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and then firing her. The dishwasher sued Hilton Worldwide claiming it had violated...

E-Verify AND E-Verify Services Shut down

E-Verify—the federal electronic employment eligibility verification service will not be available during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government that began Dec. 22, 2018.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the program, announced...

Paid Time Off to Vote

While no federal law provides employees leave to vote, many states have enacted voter-leave laws. Some states guarantee paid time off, others do not. The time guaranteed for employees to vote varies state-by-state as well. Some employers, depending on the...

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