Tag Archives: Department of Labor

PRO Act Passes the House but Fate in Senate Remains Unknown

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 482) March 9, seeking to redefine what constitutes an independent contractor. That move has everyone from union leaders, to small businesses trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Understand How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Affects You

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and … Continue reading

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Belle Tire to Pay $342,000 in Back Wages After Department of Labor Investigation

Belle Tire has agreed to pay $342,926 in back wages to 1,207 employees at 100 locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio after a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, according a press release from the … Continue reading

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Obama-era Overtime Rule Struck Down by Court

 A federal judge in Texas struck down the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule on August 31, months after issuing a preliminary injunction. An estimated 4.2 million workers are affected by the ruling.  The overtime rule would have doubled … Continue reading

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