Alabama generally has a reputation as being very favorable to employers and less protective of employees. The state adheres to the at-will doctrine of employment law more adamantly than most other states.
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million American workers potentially eligible for overtime. This eligibility would come about by changing the threshold for salaries that triggers the exemption from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
On August 24, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) changed its approach to investigating compensation discrimination. The OFCCP issued Directive 2018-05 entitled “Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation.” This new directive rescinds Directive 2013-03 entitled “Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices.” The 2013 document is more commonly referred to as Directive 307.
On February 1, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent out 1,000 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs).