The National Labor Relations Board (Board) has submitted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
In 2010, the Department of Labor ("DOL") reiterated its commitment to the aggressive enforcement of federal employment laws for which it is responsible, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), through increased staffing and various employee protection initiatives.
On August 26, 2010, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services published in the Federal Register an announcement of the availability of EBSA Technical Release No. 2010-01 providing an interim enforcement safe harbor for non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans not subject to a state external review process and, therefore, subject to the federal external review process.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL), the federal agency responsible for enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), recently issued a Fact Sheet discussing the new break-time requirement for nursing mothers to express milk.
An Administrator's Interpretation letter recently issued by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) concludes that an employer is responsible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for paying an employee for time spent putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment even though time spent "changing clothes" is excluded from compensable time under a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage are required to implement internal and external claims appeals processes for appeals of coverage determinations and claims.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an interpretation letter in which it expansively interpreted the definition of “son or daughter” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Shortly after taking office, President Obama signed Executive Order 13496, which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to post detailed notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the primary federal law governing employee collective bargaining rights.
Governor Ted Strickland signed into law Ohio Senate Bill 232, which eliminates Ohio's tangible personal property tax and real taxes on generation for renewable and advanced energy project facilities that begin construction before January 1, 2012, produce energy by 2013 (or 2017 for nuclear, clean coal and cogeneration projects) and create Ohio jobs.
The 2010 open enrollment period provides employers with an opportunity to explain changes made to benefits, many of which are required as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act) (collectively, "the Act"), and to allay any fears that employees have regarding their employers' group health plans.