Update: Government Employers Must Provide Pay Transparency As we reported in our November 23, 2016 Employment Alert, a Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction in response to President Obama’s Fair and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673. This Executive Order: (1) directed prospective contractors to disclose labor law violations and provided an explanation on how they… More
Reading The Tea Leaves: Maryland and D.C. Employers Should Prepare for Paid Leave Legislation Recent steps taken in Maryland and D.C. indicate that many local employers may soon be required to provide paid sick or family leave for their employees. On Tuesday, December 6th, the D.C. Council in an 11-2 vote gave preliminary approval to… More
Judge in Texas ordered a nationwide block on the inreased salary requirement and other changes that were set to go into effect December 1. Stay tuned!!
Clarification on Sick and Safe Leave for Parents in Montgomery County As most employers know, the Montgomery County Sick and Safe leave law permits employees to use leave for the following: (1) Treatment of employee’s mental or physical illness, injury, or condition or caring for a family member with the same; (2) Obtaining medical care… More
Crowdsourcing Answers to Problem HR Situations Have you ever had an employee who claims she’s been subjected to discrimination? Or maybe one who habitually strolls in late, or frequently calls in sick? Of course you have—and chances are, it’s the same employee in both scenarios. What’s a good employer to do in response to these… More
Sick Leave for Federal Contractors The Department of Labor issued its final rule establishing paid sick leave for most federal contractors. The rule applies to contracts awarded or solicited on or after January 1, 2017. Here is what you should know: o The new sick and safe leave requirement applies only to four categories of… More
Employers Should Consider Independent Investigation To Avoid Getting Burned When an employee alleges he or she has been discriminated against—what do you do? The best practice is to conduct an investigation. But, as is true with much in life, short-cutting the investigation can backfire. Consider, for example, a recent federal case in which an employee… More
Feeling confused about the new DOL overtime regulations? Wondering what it means to be “exempt”? You are not alone! Wage and hour claims are among the fastest growing types of claims against employers – and are often the most costly. Class action lawsuits are becoming more and more prevalent, and state and federal agencies have… More
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new FLSA poster, available for download at https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/minwage.pdf .
Let me know if you would like to attend! I may be able to access a few guest passes. Shulman Rogers is excited to sponsor the 2016 Women’s Power Conference on August 25th. Our own Nancy Regelin will be Co-Chair of the event again this year. For more information on the conference and to register,… More