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  • DOL Says Employers May Not Delay Designation of FMLA Leave

    Date:
    March 27, 2019

    Once an eligible employee communicates a need to take leave for an Family and Medical Leave Act-qualifying reason, neither the employee nor the employer may decline FMLA protection for that leave, according to a new opinion letter from the US Department of Labor.

  • Hawaii Passes Several New Employment Laws

    Date:
    July 9, 2018

    Hawaii governor David Ige signed a flurry of bills into law on July 5, including several affecting employers. The measures included a salary history inquiry ban, a law preserving certain Affordable Care Act benefits under state law, authorization for a study to analyze and propose a paid family leave law, and a bill increasing certain workers' compensation benefits.

  • Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill Providing Paid Family Leave, $15 Minimum Wage

    Date:
    June 26, 2018

    Gov. Charlie Baker signed the bill into law on June 28, 2018.

  • 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.

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