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What Does the ADA Say About Employees Who Use Prescription Drugs to Treat Drug Addiction?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employer must provide a reasonable accommodation (if available) to a qualified individual with a disability upon request if doing so will enable that person to perform the essential functions of the job.more
New Overtime Rule and More: DOL's To-Do List Includes Some Surprising News
When the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2018 Spring Regulatory Agenda, it not only offered some insight on its progress in creating a new salary threshold for overtime eligibility, it also suggested it may alter the methods in which employees' pay is calculated.more
The State of HR: What Should be Keeping You Up at Night?
While human resources professionals are a little less worried about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement than in previous years, a number of other workplace issues have them concerned.more
DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program
On March 6, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced their newly created Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program, through which employers can proactively seek to resolve potential and actual violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).more
FLSA Violation? Church Members Told it Was 'Blasphemy' Not to Volunteer at the 'Lord's Buffet'
At first glance, church members volunteering at their parish's buffet restaurant seems like it is on the up and up. But when it is discovered that these volunteers were coerced and threatened with religious consequences, the Department of Labor (DOL) gets involved.more
DOL Issues Three Opinion Letters and One Fact Sheet
On April 12, 2018, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued three opinion letters and a new fact sheet providing guidance on various wage and hour issues.more
Supreme Court Rejects Narrow Construction of FLSA Exemption
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime compensation to covered employees, but exempts from overtime numerous categories of workers. Traditionally, these exemptions have been construed narrowly against the employer asserting them. Not anymore.more
Handling the Tricky Questions in FMLA Intermittent Leave
Intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult to navigate and not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here is a look at some of the most common scenarios and how to handle them.more
Ex-DOL Administrator Warns About New OT Rule: 'Don't Throw Away Your Old Pay Plans'
While the majority of industry experts expect the Department of Labor (DOL) to create a new overtime rule that sets the salary threshold somewhere in the $33K ballpark, there is at least one person who sees a scenario where employers will have to comply with the originally proposed $47K threshold. And there is good reason to take what she says very seriously.more
Employers Get PAID: But is DOL's New Program as Good as It Sounds?
When it comes to enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the notion of a more employer-friendly Department of Labor (DOL) is quite foreign to human resources professionals. But with the agency's latest move, it seems like that is exactly what it is going for.more
Three Schemes Targeting Human Resources Professionals
In recent months, a number of federal agencies — including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — are warning employers about new scams targeting employees' direct deposit, W-2 and I-9 information. And these scams have wreaked havoc on scores of companies.more
President's FY 2019 Budget Proposal Signals Cuts to Labor and Employment Funding
President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 indicates the administration intends to scale back the Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).more
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