Department of Labor (DOL)

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    by Federal Employment Law Insider Beginning August 1, federal contractors must use the new VETS-4212 report to provide information to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) about their affirmative action efforts in employing veterans. The VETS-4212 report replaces the VETS-100 and...
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    Wage and hour law refers to the body of law that establishes and regulates wage standards, including, but not limited to, minimum wage and overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the majority of wage and hour law at the federal level. Other factors, however, control minimum wage as well. The IRS, for example, sets the parameters for...

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    The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for administering and enforcing a number of federal laws that set basic labor standards. WHD conducts investigations for a number of reasons, all having to do with enforcement of the laws and ensuring an employer’s compliance. The WHD targets certain industries...

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    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employers are required to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours in a given workweek at a rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay. There are many exceptions to this general requirement for employees who perform certain types of work – most...

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    Many federal employment laws are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Some of the employment-related laws the agency oversees include the following: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). This Act's reporting requirements for continuation of health-care provisions is administered by the DOL's...

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    With the IRS increasing its 2013 auditing budget by more than 7 percent, and recent legislation affecting employer compliance, it’s clear that government agencies are cracking down on pay policies and procedures across the board. The IRS is requiring employers to start reporting healthcare coverage under employer-sponsored group...
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    Brace yourself: Sweeping new federal regulations are in the works that will require nearly every U.S. business to proactively demonstrate compliance with safety, wage, and anti-discrimination laws. This new initiative, launched by the U.S. Department of Labor, is known as Plan/Prevent/Protect” (and informally as “P-Cubed” or...
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    2011 was a busy year for the FMLA. In 2011, the Obama administration and the courts have continued to expand the scope and effect of the FMLA, as well as other laws related to medical conditions and liability. As reported in previous issues of this newsletter, 2011 brought major developments to the FMLA including the new Americans with...
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    In order to see what the future holds for FMLA legislation and enforcement, we need only look at the various announcements, requests, and programs coming from both the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the states. These legislative clues reveal a movement toward more changes in FMLA regulations, enforcement, litigation, and in the states, new...
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    Learn how to ensure your organization's policies are ready for DOL investigators and auditors.   In just 90 minutes, your presenters will cover: A detailed explanation of the new Plan/Prevent/Protect strategy and how to create a Compliance Action Plan ensure your policies are ready Step-by-step instructions if you learn your...
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