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DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Employer Obligations Under New Family Leave Law

Filed in Codes and Standards, Disaster Response, Labor by on April 1, 2020 0 Comments
DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Employer Obligations Under New Family Leave Law

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued a new regulation, effective immediately, implementing the paid leave provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers and employees about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act when it takes effect on April 1.

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Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

Filed in Codes and Standards, Workforce Development by on March 10, 2020 2 Comments
Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

At a time when the residential construction industry is suffering a severe labor shortage, the U.S. Department of Labor today missed an important opportunity when it released its final rule to establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. The agency specifically exempted the construction sector from taking part in the program.

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Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Legal by on September 24, 2019 0 Comments
Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

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DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

Filed in Codes and Standards by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor issued guidelines last week for the creation of industry-led apprenticeship programs. The order is a step toward implementing President Trump’s executive order Expanding Apprenticeships in America that was issued last year.

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

Filed in Labor, Legal by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today began a nationwide six-month pilot program to resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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NAHB’s Legal Victory Blocks ‘Persuader’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Legal by on November 16, 2016 1 Comment
NAHB’s Legal Victory Blocks ‘Persuader’ Rule

NAHB scored a major legal victory today when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the association and other groups a permanent stay on the Department of Labor’s final “persuader” rule.

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Businesses be Ready: Overtime Rule Kicks in Dec. 1

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Legal by on November 15, 2016 4 Comments
Businesses be Ready: Overtime Rule Kicks in Dec. 1

Small home building firms and other businesses need to be prepared as the Department of Labor’s final rule to double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 will take effect on Dec. 1.

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NAHB, Business Groups Sue to Block Overtime Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Legal by on September 21, 2016 13 Comments
NAHB, Business Groups Sue to Block Overtime Rule

NAHB and a coalition of more than 55 Texas and national business groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to halt its federal overtime rule set to take effect Dec. 1. The rule will double the current overtime salary limit of $23,660 to $47,476. It also allows the minimum salary requirements to be raised every three years.

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