Topics: Labor

What Is The Risk Of Using A Generic Schedule Of Work Hours?

Are we at risk if employees' timecards are consistently showing a "generic" schedule of 8am - 5pm with an hour lunch? Even if the employee is entering the time themselves manually onto a timesheet? More

NATSO Seeks Member Input on Overtime Pay Requirements

NATSO currently is seeking member help in collecting information about employee wages and duties so that the association can submit public comments on the Department of Labor's proposed rule governing which employees are eligible for overtime pay. More

Court Rejects Challenge to "Ambush Elections" Rule

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and several other business and trade groups against the National Labor Relations Board's "ambush elections" rule. More

Joint-Employer Standard, Overtime Eligibility Top Employer Concerns

Possible changes to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) definition of joint employer and expansion of employee overtime eligibility rank among top employer concerns, according to the 2015 Executive Employer Survey Report. More

President Obama Expands Overtime Eligibility

The Obama Administration proposed federal overtime regulations that would raise the current overtime threshold to $50,400 a year up from the current threshold of $23,660 as early as 2016. The regulation change is coming under fire from business groups and Republicans who argue it threatens jobs and will force employers to cut hours for salaried employees. More

Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Mandated ACA Reporting Requirements

U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Michael Thompson (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Commonsense Reporting and Verification Act of 2015 aimed at streamlining the employer mandate reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act to minimize compliance burdens on businesses. More

Can You Terminate An Employee For Drinking On The Job After A Request For Assistance?

We have a restaurant/bar. We have a company policy that if you are caught drinking on the job, you can be suspended and/or terminated. We found a bartender in a beer cooler drinking while he was on the clock. He denied and lied about the situation, but later admitted this happened. After admitting this happened, he told a manager he needs help and wants to go to a drug re-habitation program and wanted to know if our company would help to pay for this. Question: Can we still fire this employee for breaking company policy even though after the fact he states he needs personal help and might need to take a leave of absence? More

Labor Department Sets December Deadline for Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has set a December timeframe for issuing the Persuader Rule, which would limit ways in which employers can communicate with their employees as they decide whether to unionize. More

Court Hears Arguments in NLRB Elections Rule Challenge

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 15 heard oral arguments in the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace’s challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush elections” rule. More

FMCSA Amends Medical Exam Form Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its medical examination rules April 23, mandating that medical examiners performing physical exams of commercial drivers use a new medical exam report and submit exam results to the agency by midnight of the following day. More

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