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Going Paperless: DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor

Ogletree Deakins • November 07, 2019
On October 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed rules addressing default electronic disclosures by employee benefits plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). In doing so, the DOL finally accounted for the evolving landscape of technology while balancing competing factors such as the effectiveness of the disclosures, the accessibility of electronic information to the workforce, and the costs involved in disseminating required information.

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (November 7, 2019)

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 07, 2019
“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 27th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

There Is No Delay When It Comes to FMLA: Union Workers Cannot Delay FMLA Leave According to Recent DOL Opinion Letter

Franczek Radelet P.C • November 07, 2019
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance that collectively-bargained leave policies cannot supersede the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the bargained-for policies are more generous.

New York Issues Updated Guidance on New Antidiscrimination Laws

Ogletree Deakins • November 07, 2019
As we previously reported here and here, New York State significantly amended its antidiscrimination laws, with many of the changes effective as of October 11, 2019. The state issued updated FAQ guidance regarding these new requirements on October 29, 2019. While the guidance leaves unanswered many questions about the amended law, it provides valuable information regarding the new requirements. Below are highlights from the amended guidance.

Recent and Upcoming Changes to Oregon Pregnancy & Childbirth Accommodations Laws

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • November 07, 2019
Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Six in every ten new mothers are working. Against that backdrop, the Oregon legislature recently enacted two new laws, changing and clarifying the rules governing pregnancy and childbirth accommodations in the workplace. Some changes took effect September 29, 2019. Others become effective January 1, 2020.

Newsom Signs Law Increasing Penalties Available to Workers

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 06, 2019
On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 673 into law, expanding an employee’s right to collect penalties for an employer’s failure to timely pay wages.
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