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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 »