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April 3, 2019

Remuneration of Business-Related Travel Time in Germany

According to a recent decision from the German Federal Labor Court, necessary travel time spent in the employer’s interest generally has to be compensated like working time. This decision impacts business travel, especially for multinational companies.

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April 2, 2019

D.C. District Court Vacates Core Elements of New Association Health Plan Regulations

A federal court struck down key portions of the new association health plan (AHP) regulations last week, just days before the fledgling rules for self-insured medical plans were slated to go into effect regarding newly-created AHPs.

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April 2, 2019

House of Representatives Passes Paycheck Fairness Act, But its Future is Uncertain

On March 27, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Because the issue of pay equity is gaining ground, the bill may be used as a campaign talking point as the next election approaches.

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April 1, 2019

DOL Issues Third Proposed Rule in Two Weeks, This Time on Joint Employment

On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the third proposed rule published by the agency in the last two weeks.

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April 1, 2019

Maryland Joins Growing List of States Increasing Statewide Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

On March 28, 2019, Maryland lawmakers passed an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 per hour starting January 1, 2025.

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March 28, 2019

DOL Releases a Proposed Rule to Clarify the Types of Compensation that Employers Must Include in the Overtime Calculation

The DOL has released a proposed rule to clarify and update the “regular rate” requirements under the FLSA, focusing on the types of compensation and benefits that employers must include in the overtime calculation.

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March 28, 2019

Puerto Rico DOL Announces that Employers Must Submit Unemployment Tax Returns Electronically

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources has announced that in an effort to improve services and reduce public expenses, all employers will be required to submit their unemployment tax returns electronically starting April 1, 2019.

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March 27, 2019

Hiring Benchmark for Veteran Affirmative Action Plans Lowered to 5.9%

The OFCCP announced on March 27, 2019, that it is lowering the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.9 percent from 6.4 percent.

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March 27, 2019

OFCCP Identifies 3,500 Contractor Establishments to be Audited Beginning in May—Are You Ready?

On March 25, 2019, the OFCCP published its FY 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL). The CSAL provides federal contractors with at least 45 days’ notice of an impending compliance evaluation (audit) by the OFCCP.

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March 27, 2019

Kentucky Enacts New Arbitration Law

On March 25, 2019, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a bill that reaffirms an employer’s right to use arbitration agreements.

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