All in attendance sat up and took notice when midway through a three-day conference on employment compliance, a branch chief of the U.S. Department of Labor’s enforcement division said that the agency expects to increase on-site investigations into whether companies are complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Employers can preserve “institutional knowledge” by providing accommodations to aging workers who might otherwise leave the workforce prematurely due to disabilities or chronic health problems, according to two new briefs issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded two enforcement policies that federal officials said hampered the agency’s a ability to identify and remedy pay discrimination against federal contract workers.
WASHINGTON – A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would make it easier for trustees of companies in Chapter 7 bankruptcy to distribute assets from its retirement plans.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has issued proposed rules under the Affordable Care Act that prohibit insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting health conditions and that outline policies and standards for health benefit plans and wellness programs, agency officials announced.
Published: October 3, 2012
Tags: appeals, Civil Service Reform Act, Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal employees, Merit Systems Protection Board, U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – Sometimes employment litigation is complicated, so much so that the parties and judges can’t even agree on which court has jurisdiction to hear an appeal.
WASHINGTON – Colleges and universities aren’t the only ones closely watching the affirmative action case on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Employers are also weighing in, saying that the decision could have a dramatic impact on their hiring practices and in some cases subject employers to federal sanctions or disparate impact lawsuits.
WASHINGTON – Federal contractors are not required to give notice to employees about potential staffing cuts that may result if automatic federal spending cuts are triggered at year’s end, the Department of Labor has announced.
The Department of Labor has issued final regulations implementing the whistleblower protections of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
WASHINGTON – A Department of Labor investigation of Wal-Mart Stores has ended with the company agreeing to pay $4,828,442 in back wages and damages to more than 4,500 employees nationwide.