Articles Discussing The Department Of Labor.
DOL Pumps It Up With New Guidance on PUMP Act Enforcement
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-02 providing guidance to agency officials responsible for enforcement of the “pump at work” provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) including those recently enacted under the 2022 PUMP Act.
The PUMP Act was
Form I-9s and FMLA Posters
So, it’s been a busy few weeks in the employment law universe. Here are two developments:
DOL Publishes a New (Eggplant-Colored) FMLA Poster
In the dark of night, those crazy kids over at the U.S. Department of Labor were busy at work publishing new FMLA regulations, FMLA opinion letters, a new FMLA poster.
BREAKING NEWS: The USDOL publishes a new FMLA poster!
Let me beat you to it: Be still my beating
Labor Secretary Nominee Survives Committee Vote
By an 11-10 vote, Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su barely garnered the approval of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, but her chances of success before the full Senate remain unknown.
Recently, we reported that a number of Republican members of the Committee had questioned whether she
Biden’s Labor Secretary Nominee Faces Scrutiny, Reveals Position on Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Policies
Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su continues to face close scrutiny by Republican members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, at least some of whom believe she is not qualified for the position. Notably, however, during the Committee hearing on her nomination, Su plainly stated that ,
DOL and HHS Announce Joint Effort to Combat Exploitative Child Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced new efforts to combat exploitative child labor. The joint effort between the DOL and HHS follows the DOL’s announcement on February 13, 2023, that Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance officers would be
President Biden to Nominate Julie Su as New Secretary of Labor
In the wake of the recently-announced and imminent departure of Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh for the National Hockey League Players Association, President Biden is expected to nominate Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su as Walsh’s successor to head the Department of Labor (DOL). Su has been in her current
DOL Issues Internal Guidance on Telework Under the FLSA & FMLA
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to employees who telework from home or from another location away from the employer’s facility. Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2023-1, released on February 9,
Labor Secretary Walsh Expected to Leave DOL for NHL
Although not yet officially announced, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh is expected to leave the Biden Administration soon, to become the Executive Director of the National Hockey League (NHL) Players Association. Secretary Walsh has served as the head of the Department of Labor (DOL) since the beginning of the Biden
The Year Ahead in DOL Overtime and Independent Contractor Rules
New rulemaking to raise the salary level for exempt employees and an expected final DOL rule that is expected to make classifying workers as independent contractors less easy will be top-level topics in 2023. Jackson Lewis principals Jeffrey W. Brecher and Justin R. Barnes discuss the novel legal challenges likely to arise and how employers can prepare.
White House Re-Nominates Acting DOL Wage & Hour Administrator to Lead Division
On January 23, 2023, President Biden re-nominated Jessica Looman to formally become the next Director of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL). Ms. Looman originally was nominated for the position in August 2022 and made it out of the Senate Committee on Health, Education,
White House Nominates Acting DOL Wage & Hour Administrator to Lead Division
Four months after its controversial nominee, David Weil, withdrew his name from contention as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL), the White House has nominated Acting Administrator Jessica Looman to head the post. Prior to joining the DOL as Principal Deputy Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule Prohibiting Displacement of Workers for Service Contract Act Jobs
On July 14, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which requires that non-displacement clauses be included in successor contracts for current contracts covered by the Service Contact Act (SCA.) The rule would require federal contractors and subcontractors who take over the same or similar work to make good faith offers of employment to employees working on the SCA job, with some exceptions.
Employers Need to Look Out for Local Laws on Salary Transparency, in Addition to PERM Regulations
Employers doing PERM cases need to be on the lookout for local laws that require salary transparency in recruitment ads. Pursuant to the Department of Labor’s PERM regulations, recruitment advertisements must include only the name of the employer, the job location, directions on how to apply for the position, and