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Aug
28
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues Six New Opinion Letters and Establishes a New Office of Compliance Initiatives

The DOL has issued six new opinion letters addressing various matters under the federal FLSA and FMLA, and announced the formation of an Office of Compliance Initiatives to strengthen employer compliance assistance.

Aug
28
2018
ASAP

Something Old, Something New: Contractor Recognition and AAP Verification on the Horizon at OFCCP

On August 24, 2018, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued three new directives, 2018-05, 2018-06, and 2018-07.

Aug
28
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Reins in Compensation Analysis by Rescinding Directive 307 and Issuing New Guidance

On August 24, 2018, the OFCCP rescinded Directive 307 and its Obama-era procedures for reviewing contractor compensation systems and practices, and replaced it with a new directive.

Aug
27
2018
ASAP

Seattle Passes Ordinance to Expand Employment Rights to Domestic Workers

On July 27, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law the Domestic Worker Ordinance. Effective July 1, 2019, the ordinance is expected to impact approximately 33,000 domestic workers in Seattle.

Aug
24
2018
ASAP

NY Agencies Publish Draft Sexual Harassment Model Policy, Complaint Form, and Training

On August 23, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that contains a model policy, model complaint form, and model training in accordance with the state’s new sexual harassment law.

Aug
23
2018
ASAP

Illinois Expands Protections for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

On August 21, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 1595, amending the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.

Aug
22
2018
ASAP

2018 VETS-4212 Filing Season is Here; Deadline is September 30

On August 1, 2018, the DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) opened the filing season for the 2018 VETS-4212 report.

Aug
17
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Extends Period to Make Hurricane-Related Retirement Plan Distributions

The PR Treasury has extended the period allowing Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria to make distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs at a preferential tax rate.

Aug
16
2018
ASAP

No Dire Straits for Workers Involved in Labor Disputes in N.J. as Governor Expands Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits

On Friday, August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the State’s unemployment insurance law to provide benefits to employees in a variety of new circumstances, where unemployment stems from a labor dispute.

Aug
15
2018
ASAP

Court Rules Federal Railway Unemployment Insurance Act Completely Preempts Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).

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