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Mar
12

New Overtime Rule 2.0 (2019)

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).

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Aug
27

OFCCP has changed its approach to compensation discrimination

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.

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Copyright

© 2018

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Feb
07

OFCCP has sent out 1,000 advance audit notices to federal contractors

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).

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Oct
05

Employers can’t adopt a broad no-recording rule

On June 1, 2017, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) about an employer rule barring employees from making recordings without prior approval.

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Sep
20

New overtime regulations ruled invalid

Update: On October 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice to appeal this decision to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Once this appeal is docketed, the DOL will file a motion to hold the appeal in abeyance while the department undertakes further rulemaking to determine what the salary level should be.

The Obama Administration issued new regulations about overtime that were to take effect on December 1, 2016. Just before they were to take effect, a U.S. district court in Texas enjoined the regulations. So since about December 1, 2016, employers have been in legal limbo about what’s going to happen.

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