Deadline Extended: EEO-1 Portal Still Open

In a September 27, 2019 filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revealed that with the September 30, 2019 filing deadline looming, only 39.7% of eligible filers had submitted the required EEO-1 Component 2 pay data. With this percentage falling far short of the 72.7%… More

New Proposed Salary Theshold for FLSA Exemption

Earlier this week, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its much-anticipated final rule setting a new minimum salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) white-collar exemptions. Anticipated to take effect January 1, 2020, the final rule increases the minimum salary threshold to $684 per week or the equivalent of $35,568 per year. Additionally,… More

EEO-1 Component 2 due September 30

On July 1st the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the EEO-1 Component 2 submission deadline is on or before September 30, 2019. The EEOC also released guidance for the proper submission of EEO-1 Component 2 compensation data for 2017 and 2018 in advance of the July 15th activation of the online portal for filing. In… More

Faulty Parental Leave Policy Results in $5M Liability

Key Takeaways: Employers should ensure that their parental leave policies provide gender-neutral benefits and are applied in a non-discriminatory manner. Now is a great time to review your handbook for legal landmines. Recently, JPMorgan Chase reached a proposed settlement agreement in which they would pay a historic 5 million dollars to settle a class-action lawsuit… More

Virginia Employers Must Provide Employment Records

Key Takeaways: • Records that must be provided to employee: records pertaining to dates of employment, wages or salary during employment, job description and job title, and any injuries sustained by the employee during employment • Compliance is required within 30 days of written request • Subpoena and/or damages may result for failure to comply… More

Don’t Delay in Designating FMLA Leave

Do you think you are being a generous employer by allowing your employees to use their accrued paid leave as additional FMLA-protected leave? Or by delaying the start of their FMLA leave by allowing them to use accrued paid leave first? Not so fast, because no good deed goes unpunished. On March 14, 2019, the… More

DOL Proposes Revised Joint-Employer Test

DOL Proposes New Standard for Assessing Joint Employer Liability Earlier this month, the DOL announced a proposed rule that would update existing joint employment regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Currently, under the FLSA, any business operators who utilize another business’s employees – for example, by hiring temps – may be held jointly… More