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DOL Issues Regulations for New Paid Leave Law

Apr 2, 2020 - by

When a new law is enacted, it normally takes months and sometimes years before regulations are issued.  But that is not the case with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). On April 1, scarcely two weeks after the Act was enacted, and on the very day the Act […]

There’s No Place Like Home?

Mar 28, 2020 - by

KANSAS ESTABLISHES “STAY HOME” ORDER – EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2020 On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 to be effective March 30, 2020.  The order notes that several Kansas counties have already issued differing “stay home” orders and seeks to “create uniformity in the […]

DOL Issues Guidance on New Paid Leave Laws

Mar 26, 2020 - by

We are still waiting on regulations from the Department of Labor (“DOL”) for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which requires most employers to provide paid leave due to COVID-19 issues. However, over the past few days, the DOL has issued several important pieces of guidance that you […]

More Employee Benefit Coronavirus Issues to Address

Mar 23, 2020 - by

With more and more employers having to cut employee hours or furlough employees in one form or another due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is vitally important that employers review the terms of their employee welfare benefit plans.  This is true for group health plans and non-group health plans […]

New OSHA Regulations – Action Required by 11/1/16

Jul 29, 2016 - by

July 29, 2016 – by Jim Spencer By now, most of us are tired of hearing about new federal regulations on employers. But the regulators in Washington aren’t getting tired.  Instead, they’re picking up steam during the last months of the current administration. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is […]

New Overtime Regulations – Effective December 1, 2016

May 18, 2016 - by

May 18, 2016 – Jim Spencer After months of anticipation and dread from employers, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced the content of its updated regulations governing the exemption of executive, administrative, and professional (“EAP”) employees from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The new rules […]

New definition of “Spouse” for FMLA

Feb 23, 2015 - by

Earlier today, the Department of Labor announced that the definition of “Spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is changing, effective March 27, 2015.  The current definition of “Spouse” looks to the place of residence – i.e., where an employee lives – in determining whether an employee is married.  The […]

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