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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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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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What Federal Contractors Need to Know About the Commingling of SCA Assets

The Service Contract Act (SCA) enforcement process has changed over the past few years with the addition of more than 1,000 Department of Labor (DOL) investigators. Attention is now given to details of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other related acts that may have been overlooked in the past. Continue reading

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Pending Executive Order Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

The Obama administration is preparing to release an Executive Order regarding federal contractors and paid sick leave. The Executive Order reflects a continued push by the President to regulate employee benefits offered by federal contractors and subcontractors. A draft of … 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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Are You Ready for a DOL Audit of Your Employee Health Plan?

Will your employee benefit plan stand the test of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit or criminal investigation? The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration closed 365 criminal investigations in fiscal 2014, representing a nearly 30 percent increase since fiscal 2010. … Continue reading

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