In 2016, the Obama administration issued a new overtime rule. The rule was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. But in November 2016, a Federal district judge enjoined the enforcement of the rule. In December, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) appealed the district judge’s injunction to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As many of you know, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made significant changes to the Employer Information Report EEO-1 (often called “EEO-1 Report”) last year which are currently in effect. The most significant change imposes new obligations on employers to report pay data. The chart below sets out the differences between the new form and the old form.
On May 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow employees to be compensated for overtime with compensatory time, more often referred to as “comp time.” The bill was introduced by Representative Martha Roby, a Republican who represents Alabama’s second Congressional district. The second Congressional district is composed of Montgomery County and most of southeast Alabama.
Odd, bizarre, contradictory, based on gossamer-thin distinctions—all these words have been used to describe the state of the law about employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision of a U.S. District Court in Florida involving the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As revealed by the court’s reversal, there are some important lessons to be learned about complying with the FMLA.