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Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames The Overtime Rule In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers… Read more »

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Department of Labor Releases 2016 State Unemployment Insurance Report American Staffing Association (02/26/16)  Toby Malara The 2016 State Unemployment Insurance Report has been released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance. As of the end of 2015, four states and jurisdictions (California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) still had outstanding loans… Read more »

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When Does Off-Duty Use of Smartphones Result in Compensable Overtime? Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC USA   January 26, 2016 As you may already know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) salary requirements for the white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) will be revised in 2016, making millions of additional employees eligible… Read more »

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Summertime Blues? Solicitor of Labor Eyes July Publication of Overtime Regs By Seyfarth Shaw LLP on February 1st, 2016 Posted in DOL Enforcement Authored by Alex Passantino Pinning down a publication date for the DOL’s final revisions to the white-collar exemption rules has proven difficult for anyone outside of the agency’s headquarters. Sometimes, the answer seems… Read more »

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Departments of Labor and Justice launch initiative to cooperate on investigation and prosecution of workplace safety violations From OSHA Quick Takes January 4, 2016, Volume 15, Issue 1 The Department of Labor and the Department of Justice have established a new initiative http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/departments-justice-and-labor-announce-expansion-worker-endangerment-initiative-address to prevent and deter crimes that jeopardize the lives and health of… Read more »

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Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation… Read more »