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DOL Announcements

Hey Compliance Warriors! Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule offering clarity to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor.

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read on…

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On August 24, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5, which addresses an employer’s obligations to track employee hours while remote/teleworking. Even though the guidance was issued as a result of increased teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOL emphasized the guidance applies to all teleworking or […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an interactive online tool to help workers determine if they qualify for paid sick leave or extended family and medical leave to cover time away from work for reasons related to the coronavirus. Read On… The tool guides workers through a series of questions to […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor will host four webinars in June and July to discuss how the Department is helping workers and employers by reducing regulatory burdens and making it easier to understand and comply with the law. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for workers, employers, and state and local […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! This memorandum provides updated interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19. On May 26, 2020, the previous memorandum on this topic[1] will be rescinded, and this new memorandum will go […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible with the use of […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to provide greater simplicity and flexibility to retail industry employers. Provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allow employers in retail and service industries to exempt certain employees paid primarily on a commission basis from overtime. Read on… Today’s rule withdraws […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the person […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Here’s a press release from the DOL regarding the comment period for tip credit provisions new proposed rule. Read on..

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