Topics: Labor

Department of Labor Proposes Rescinding Obama Administration Changes to Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor has proposed rescinding the Obama Administration's changes to the so-called "persuader rule." The proposal is supported by the employer community and opposed by organized labor, and represents another step that the Trump Administration is taking to peel back some of the Obama Administration's labor initiatives. More

Department of Labor Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment, Independent Contractors

In a positive development for employers, particularly the franchise community, the Department of Labor (DOL) has officially withdrawn its guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. More

DOL Begins Process to Rescind Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor on May 23 sent to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a new proposed rulemaking rescinding the Obama Administration’s persuader rule. More

Human Resources Question of the Month: Unpaid FMLA And Paid Holidays?

Today Federated Insurance is sharing one of our “HR Questions of the Month” regarding employment-related practices liability issues. Question: We received a question regarding unpaid FMLA leave and holiday pay. An employee has requested unpaid FMLA leave. There are paid holidays during the leave period. Is the employee entitled to holiday pay? Response: In determining whether an employee on FMLA leave is entitled to holiday pay for a holiday that falls during the leave period, the employer's policy governs More

House of Representatives Passes Healthcare Reform Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its Obamacare "repeal and replace" legislation on May 4. The legislation effectively eliminates the employer and employee mandates; replaces Obamacare’s with tiered tax credits (increasing with age); allows states to apply for waivers to define their own essential health benefit requirements; expands the limits for Health Savings Account; discontinues Medicaid expansion in 2020; and repeals most of Obamacare’s taxes. The legislation also would delay implementation of the Cadillac Tax by five years, from 2020 to 2025, and it preserves the tax exclusion for employer sponsored insurance. More

Human Resources Question of the Month: Employees Late? Steps to Take.

Employees Late? Steps to Take. Today Federated Insurance is sharing one of our “HR Questions of the Month” regarding employment-related practices liability issues. Question: What is the best way to handle employees who are constantly or continually late to work? Response: The best way to manage employees who are consistently tardy to work is through the use and enforcement of the employer's disciplinary action policy or other similar progressive disciplinary approach. An employer should keep in mind the importance of issuing consistent disciplinary action for similarly situated employees who exhibit similar policy infractions. More

Congressional Leaders Call for Delay in Joint Employer Standard

A bipartisan group of nearly 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently called on the House Appropriations Committee leaders to include language in the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would delay the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer liability standard. More

How to Add Homegrown Talent to Your Workforce Strategy

There’s no doubt that going outside of your travel plaza to attract new hires with great skills and fresh ideas is essential for growth. But isn’t it time you began cultivating and “home-growing” your own talent? When you focus on attracting entry-level hires that are eager to learn the ropes and ambitious about possible advancement opportunities, you’re leveraging a tactic that will set you apart from your competitors and significantly grow your company’s talent pool. More

NATSO Submits Testimony to Congress on Joint Employer Standard

On February 14, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled "Restoring Balance and Fairness to the National Labor Relations Board." NATSO submitted a statement for the record highlighting how the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) revisions to the so-called "joint employer" standard in recent years has negatively impacted the travel plaza industry. More

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

NATSO joined trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the U.S. economy in applauding Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) for introducing the bipartisan ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 620, that seeks to curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs that abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More

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