January 9, 2013

New tools being utilized by Department of Labor for wage and hour law enforcement

Employers are well advised to audit and tighten their pay and recordkeeping practices as the US Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has recently deployed a new employee…

January 5, 2012

NLRB Posting Requirement Encounters Delays

In December 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency which investigates unfair labor practices, announced a new proposed rule which would…

December 9, 2011

Providers Beware: US Department of Health and Human Services launches a HIPAA Audit Program

In November 2011, the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new effort to audit the compliance of covered entities and business…

March 21, 2011

New ADA Rules March 2011

Revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) took effect on March 15, 2011.  The revised rules are the Justice Department’s first major revision of its guidance on accessibility…

January 31, 2011

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Final Rule for Enforcement of GINA

In May of 2008, Congress enacted the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). This Act was enacted as a result of concerns that advancements in the field of genetics and the…

January 7, 2011

Department of Labor Seeks Employer Input on Nursing Mother Legislation

We recently reported that in March of 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (better known as the Health Care Reform Bill) enacted legislation which provides reasonable break time…

August 27, 2010

US Department of Labor Provides Guidance on Break Time for Nursing Mothers

One of the lesser heralded provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (better known as the Health Care Reform Bill) enacted in March of 2010 is section 4207,…

May 1, 2007

Employment Law

DID YOU KNOW that an employment policy that requires the prompt reporting of sexual harassment can bar an employee’s claim that is made several months after the allegedly improper conduct?

January 2, 2007

Employers, Be Careful With Complainers Retaliation Claims Gain Favor In Supreme Court Ruling

Most employers know that an employee cannot be fired for making a legitimate discrimination complaint. However, the law is not so simple. An employer cannot retaliate with an “adverse employment…

December 1, 2004

New FLSA Regulations: What’s all the Hubbub?

In August 2004, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) long-awaited, and often hotly debated, new regulations designed to update and clarify the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became effective. Culminating an…

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