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Posted on 12/21/2018 at 10:00 AM by Mike Staebell

2018 Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Offer Helpful FMLA Guidance

The Wage and Hour Watch reported on the reintroduction of Administrator’s Opinion Letters by DOL’s Wage and...

Posted on 12/07/2018 at 02:17 PM by Mike Staebell

Can the Wage and Hour Division Really Help?

Back in 1982 when I began my career with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), I attended an intense four-week classroom tra...

Posted on 11/12/2018 at 08:07 AM by Russell Samson

Importance of a Medical Review Officer in Drug Tests

“I recently reviewed a client-received copy of a letter a Medical Review Officer sent to an individual who tested...

Posted on 11/02/2018 at 12:35 PM by Mike Staebell

Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Shows Where DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is Headed

Twice a year, in spring and fall, the federal government issues its Unified Regulatory Agenda.  This agenda sets fo...

Posted on 10/05/2018 at 03:49 PM by Russell Samson

EMPLOYER ALERT:  THERE IS A NEW “SUMMARY OF RIGHTS” UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING THAT YOU MUST BE USING TODAY!

On September 18, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published in an “interim final rule” which,...

Posted on 09/07/2018 at 10:46 AM by Mike Staebell

New FMLA Forms? Not Really.

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires the DOL to submit its forms at least every three years to the Office of Man...

Posted on 08/27/2018 at 03:24 PM by Mike Staebell

It’s Complicated – A Primer on Paying Non-Exempt Employees for Travel Time Under the FLSA

I have made hundreds of FLSA presentations over the years.  Of those, there were only a handful where the issue of...

Posted on 08/10/2018 at 02:50 PM by Jill Jensen-Welch

Is It OK for an Employer to Talk to an Employee’s Family?

“Hello.  HR?  This is Sally’s husband and I’m calling to let you know that I think she&rsquo...
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