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EEOC Proposes Rule Related to Employer Wellness Programs

April 22, 2015 - 2:26 PM

By: Nicole C. Baldwin

On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a proposed rule related to employee wellness programs. Employee wellness programs are typically offered by employers to improve employee health and reduce costs associated with health care.  Such programs often include incentives, such as cash or other prizes, to encourage employees...
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New FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations Still Under Consideration By Department of Labor

March 23, 2015 - 9:33 AM

By: Mark S. Spring

Earlier this week, Secretary of Labor Perez announced that her agency is still working hard on revising the regulations governing the existing white collar overtime exemptions.  These regulations were originally expected to be published in early 2015.  However, that did not happen.  Secretary Perez now expects that the regulations will be finalized and...
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Oakland Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Law Effective This Week

March 6, 2015 - 7:46 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

In addition to having to comply with the new statewide paid sick leave law, California employers with employees in Oakland need to ensure that they are complying with a new Oakland minimum wage and paid sick leave measure that took effect March 2, 2015.  New Minimum Wage Requirement Effective March 2, 2015, employees working at least two hours...
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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Regarding Definition of Spouse Under FMLA

February 23, 2015 - 10:50 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

The DOL issued a press release today announcing the issuance of its final rule regarding the definition of "spouse" under the FMLA.  The final rule amends the federal FMLA regulations to make clear that “spouses” entitled to FMLA protections include same-sex spouses who were legally married in any state (or outside...
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Federal Overtime Exemption Changes Likely to Occur in Upcoming Weeks

February 17, 2015 - 9:55 AM

By: Mark S. Spring

The Department of Labor last updated its regulations related to the primary FLSA exemptions (administrative, executive, and professional employees) in 2004.  President Obama called for changes to the regulations and a narrowing of the exemptions in 2014.  Recent activities by the Department of Labor and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs indicate that the Department...
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NLRB Strikes Again: Implements New Rules Making It Easier for Unions To Win Elections

December 18, 2014 - 7:25 AM

By: Mark S. Spring

Background The NLRB has been debating implementation of so-called “quickie election” rules on and off since 2011.  Earlier this week, by a 3-2 vote, the NLRB finalized, and published in the Federal Register, its new election rules, which will become effective in April.  In announcing the adoption of the new election rules...
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California Paid Sick Leave Posting and Notice Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2015

December 16, 2014 - 11:55 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

As California employers know, California recently enacted a statewide paid sick leave mandate for California employers.  Although employers need not start providing paid sick leave benefits until July 1, 2015, the law’s posting and notice requirements take effect January 1, 2015, according to guidance published this month by the California Labor Commissioner’s office. ...
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San Francisco Retail Employers Must Comply With New Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights in July 2015

December 15, 2014 - 11:10 PM

By: Robin E. Largent

Continuing its trend of enacting burdensome ordinances requiring employers with employees in San Francisco to comply with specialized wage and hour requirements, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has now passed two ordinances aimed at providing wage and hour protections for employees of “formula retail establishments.”  These ordinances are collectively referred to...
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