NLRB: Workplace Policies New Test

NLRB Adopts New Test for Workplace Policies Employers Can Require ‘Basic Standards of Civility’ In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) established a new standard for judging whether workplace rules, policies, and employee handbook provisions unlawfully interfere with rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the prior standard, workplace … Continue reading NLRB: Workplace Policies New Test

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Got Interns? Beware, DOL Adopts New Test

Test Relevant to Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Requirements The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted the “primary beneficiary” test for determining whether interns of for-profit employers count as employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to an agency statement. The statement noted that four federal appellate courts have adopted the … Continue reading Got Interns? Beware, DOL Adopts New Test

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Alert! DOL Increases Penalty Rates for Labor Law Violations for 2018

Increases Apply to Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed After January 2, 2018 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule adjusting . forinflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal labor laws. The rule increases penalties for employers that do not comply with certain requirements under the federal … Continue reading Alert! DOL Increases Penalty Rates for Labor Law Violations for 2018

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