National Apprenticeship Week

The Department of Labor is currently promoting the third annual National Apprenticeship Week to be held November 13 – 19, 2017.  National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their...

Disney Companies in Trouble with DOL

Even large companies sometimes learn the hard way when it comes to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance.  The Department of Labor (DOL) recently reached a $3.8 million settlement with Walt Disney Company after finding that the large Florida employer violated...

Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Final Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently finalized rules implementing Executive Order 13706 (Paid Sick Leave for Federal Workers on Federal Contracts). The Final Rule will apply to employers entering into new contracts (meaning the solicitation was issued or contract...

Small Business Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

On December 20th, the Department of Labor (DOL) updated guidance regarding the use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) by small businesses for the reimbursement of qualifying medical expenses, including individual health insurance premiums. The guidance change...

DOL Overtime Rule Delayed

DOL Overtime Rule Delayed On November 22, 2016 a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas granted an Emergency Motion Injunction which prohibited the Department of Labor (DOL) from moving forward with the new proposed overtime rule. The Department of Justice filed a motoin...