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DOL Issues Final OT Rule

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its Final Rule on overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule takes effect January 1, 2020. The Rule increases the salary threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the [...]

By |2019-10-04T12:22:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on DOL Issues Final OT Rule

New U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

FMLA FLSA2019-1-A – The first question to the agency involved employers permitting employees to exhaust paid leave prior to designating the leave as FMLA leave? The second question was whether an employer can designate more than 12 weeks of leave as FMLA leave. The opinion letter’s guidance is that employers cannot: delay the designation of [...]

By |2019-03-22T11:11:14-04:00March 24th, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on New U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

Cautionary Note for Kentucky Employers Regarding Arbitration Agreements

Many employers have most likely read recent references about the use of arbitration agreements with employees. The use of such agreements may be a nationwide trend (the Economic Policy Institute reports that 56% of non-union private-sector employees are subject to mandatory individual arbitration procedures). However, employers in Kentucky must take note of a Kentucky Supreme [...]

By |2019-02-11T10:13:41-05:00February 11th, 2019|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Cautionary Note for Kentucky Employers Regarding Arbitration Agreements

COBRA (the law) Can Bite Employers Like Cobra (the snake)

There are many important nuances, but basically the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, “COBRA,” is a federal law that requires employers with at least 20 employees who sponsor a health plan to offer employees and their eligible family members the option to continue benefits for limited periods of time when coverage would otherwise [...]

By |2019-01-31T10:21:40-05:00January 31st, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on COBRA (the law) Can Bite Employers Like Cobra (the snake)

EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

A RECENT CASE SHOULD SERVE TO REMIND EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, reached a voluntary conciliation agreement in September to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised by an unsuccessful black applicant whose offer of employment [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:45:40-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

CSX TRANSPORTATION TO PAY $3.2 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC DISPARATE IMPACT SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE Railroad to Cease Challenged Physical Abilities Testing, Federal Agency Announces HUNTINGTON, W.V. – CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million and furnish other relief to settle a company-wide sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:18:28-04:00June 18th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

Salting: Employers, It Doesn’t Always Involve Food

A recent federal court case from the Eighth Circuit illustrates an employer’s obligations when facing a union “salting” campaign. “Salts” are union members who seek to be hired by non-union employers in order to attempt to organize the employer’s worksite. Briefly, the recent case involved an agency that placed electricians onsite at client construction locations. [...]

By |2018-04-27T14:55:01-04:00April 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Salting: Employers, It Doesn’t Always Involve Food

The EEOC Seems To Have A Current Focus On Pregnancy Discrimination

The EEOC has reported all of the below actions in the past 60 days:   PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her to resign, the U.S. Equal [...]

By |2018-04-20T09:08:53-04:00April 19th, 2018|Human Resources|Comments Off on The EEOC Seems To Have A Current Focus On Pregnancy Discrimination

Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

The US Department of Labor has recently made available some good animated educational videos explaining certain areas of the federal wage and hour law (FLSA). You can access these videos from our website https://aheadhr.com/hr-services/. We assist smaller employers with employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour.

By |2018-03-28T15:39:58-04:00March 28th, 2018|Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination

A staffing company in New Jersey paid $50,000 to settle a case in which the company sent an email to an applicant notifying him that that he would not be considered for a position because he was “born before 1945” and “age will matter.” An oral surgery practice in Michigan paid $47,000 to settle a [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:03:00-04:00March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination