All Items: FMLA

  • 11th Circuit Upholds Pregnancy Discrimination Award for Breastfeeding Police Officer

    Date:
    September 15, 2017

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $161,000 jury award to an Alabama narcotics officer whose employer refused to accommodate her need to pump breast milk following her maternity leave. The jury had found the employer illegally retaliated against the officer under both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).

  • Trump Taps Stanton to Head Wage and Hour Division

    Date:
    September 5, 2017

    The White House plans to nominate Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Currently executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Stanton also has worked as a labor and employment attorney in both the public and private sectors.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • DOL Releases Updated FMLA Resources

    Date:
    April 29, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.

  • HR Director May Be Individually Liable for FMLA Violations, 2nd Cir. Rules

    Date:
    April 19, 2016

    In Graziadio v. Culinary Inst. of America, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the economic realities test used to determine who is or is not an employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • San Francisco Will Become First US City With Fully Paid Parental Leave

    Date:
    April 15, 2016

    San Francisco will become the first US city to require employers to offer six weeks of fully paid parental leave to new parents. This groundbreaking ordinance will apply to same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

  • Restaurants, Other Low-Wage Industries Remain Target of DOL Enforcement Efforts

    Date:
    January 7, 2016

    In fiscal year 2015, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division collected about $74 million in back wages owed to about 102,000 employees in the agriculture, day care, restaurants, garment manufacturing, guard services, health care, hotels and motels, janitorial services and temporary help sectors.

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News: HR and legal consideration for complying with and administering FMLA leave. Guidance and support on following all of the FMLA rules and regulations.