On November 16, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas will hear a motion filed by 21 states seeking to temporarily suspend upcoming overtime rules from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect on December 1.
Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) have issued the final "blacklisting" rule and accompanying guidance. The rule requires immediate action by federal contractors to ensure compliance.
California's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Labor Standards Enforcement have launched an online system for reporting labor law violations. The agency anticipates the system will provide real-time leads for investigation or enforcement.
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