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On March 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed delaying the implementation of its final rule, entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.”
On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to withdraw the Joint Employer Final Rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which was published during the previous administration and was arguably more business-friendly. The withdrawal indicates DOL will likely propose an alternative that returns to a broader and more extensive interpretation of the joint employer rule that may ultimately impact the determination of who is liable for FLSA wage and hour obligations.
On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or “the Department”) announced proposals to roll back two Trump administration regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA” or “the Act”). These proposals are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2021; interested stakeholders
On March 10, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced that it will not enforce or otherwise pursue enforcement actions with respect to two recently issued final rules amending the “investment duties” regulation under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance to state unemployment insurance agencies that expands eligibility for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
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On February 19, 2021, the U.S.
One day after President Biden entered office, the White House issued a memorandum directing all agencies to review, and consider delaying, any rules that had been issued by the former administration but that were not yet effective. Following that directive, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed delaying the
On February 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally proposed delaying the implementation of its final rule, entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.” This rule was scheduled to go into effect on March 15, 2021. The rule,
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the immediate termination of its Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program. The PAID program began in March 2018 as a pilot program to allow employers an alternative method to rectify overtime and minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act
In 2017, then-Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta, appointed by former President Donald Trump, announced the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) would be reviving the practice of issuing Opinion Letters, seeking to “provide clarity that helps increase compliance to the benefit of all.”
The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a letter responding to a food manufacturer’s request for an opinion on whether certain distributors of the manufacturer’s perishable products are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
On January 15, 2021, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter addressing three issues pertaining to utilization of the “amusement or recreational establishment” exemption to the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). First, the