Monday, June 1, 2020

Legal Column

DOL OPINION LETTER – FMLA LEAVE

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter on the issue of whether...

To bake or not to bake, is that the question?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ On June 4, 2018, the five-year saga of an unmade wedding cake came to a close. The United States Supreme...

DOL finalizes revisions to FLSA’s regular rate of pay regulations

For the first time in more than 50 years, the U. S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour...

⊕ LEGAL: NLRB responds to right-to-work legislation

In a little-noticed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announcement in April, the federal agency is seeking input on a union fundraising initiative that has...

⊕LEGAL: Broad company policies can create big problems, whether in handbooks or not

Several recent cases dramatically illustrate the need for careful company drafting of its employment policies, even though some are not related to employee handbooks....

LEGAL: New EEOC rules allow employee incentives for wellness plans

On Jan. 1, new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules took effect, allowing employers to offer employees incentives to participate in wellness programs. The AARP...