Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Labor

States expand unemployment benefits for employees impacted by COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidance outlining ways states can be more flexible in administering and expanding unemployment insurance (UI) programs in order to assist employees affected by COVID-19. Generally speaking, UI is a joint state–federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers. Although each … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania wage rules: Changes on the horizon

Shortly after the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule was finalized, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) followed suit and finalized its own proposed overtime rule. Regulation 12-106 was set to exceed the new federal rule regarding the minimum salary to be paid to employees who are exempt from overtime. The new … Continue Reading

Employers Must Use New FMLA Forms from U.S. Dept of Labor

On May 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Copies of the updated forms, which should be used through May 31, 2018, are available on the DOL’s website. The most notable change to the forms is their reference to the Genetic Information … Continue Reading
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