Category Archives: DOL

Obama-era Fiduciary Rule Voided by U.S. Appeals Court

Last week, a federal appeals court voided the DOL’s Obama-era fiduciary rule. The rule was adopted in 2016 in an attempt to curb conflicts of interest among providers working with Americans that were planning for retirement. The Fifth U.S. Circuit … Continue reading

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New All Agency Memorandum Establishes Tiered SCA Fringe Rate

Federal contractors already know that the Service Contract Act (SCA) fringe rate is generally updated annually. In 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued All Agency Memorandum 221, which made no change to the the fringe rate of $4.27 per hour … Continue reading

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Good News for Employers in the New FLSA Final Rule

On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final rule on employee classification and overtime pay. Employers had braced for the final rule ever since the proposed rule was published on July … Continue reading

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Americans Aren’t Prepared to Retire—But Retirement Plan Sponsors Can Nudge Participants in the Right Direction

More Americans in today’s workplace are planning to defer retirement until later in life or to forego retiring at all. In fact, one in five Americans aged 65 and over are currently working due to financial need, the need for … Continue reading

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DOL Publishes New FMLA Guide for Employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to help employers understand their obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act was announced by DOL FMLA Branch … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Proposes Updated Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a proposed rule updating which employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees who are not exempt from the FLSA must be paid overtime rates of … Continue reading

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Summer of Guidance, Enforcement Ahead for DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has launched into a busy summer of action on wage and hour violations. The DOL has indicated that wage and hour issues like worker misclassification, exemption standards, treatment of interns and payment of prevailing wage … Continue reading

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