Tag: Employment Laws and Acts

This year’s presidential race may go down as one of the most polarizing elections in the history of the United States. In only a matter of days, voters will head to the polls to decide whether to elect Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and the country will be left in angst waiting for the results….

Question: We are a federal contractor and maintain an Affirmative Action Plan and file annual employer EEO-1 Annual Reports.  Can you tell us what reporting and records retention requirements there are for veterans, if any, that we should also be providing? Answer:  Your timing is great for this question, as the Department of Labor’s Veterans’…

Question: During an open enrollment election period, if an employee drops spousal coverage, would this be a COBRA-qualifying event for the dropped spouse? Our Response:  A group health plan is required to offer COBRA continuation coverage only to a qualified beneficiary after a “qualifying event” occurs.   A qualifying event is a certain event that would…

Question: Can a child take intermittent FMLA leave to take his ailing parent to doctor appointments? This seems like an easy answer, right? Of course an employee can take FMLA leave for ailing family members…..but not so fast. Recent court cases have highlighted the distinctions between family members being absent from work to care for…

Let’s test your knowledge of the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and ask you what you think of the following scenario outlined below. Is this a protected disability under the ADAAA? The Situation: John Williams appeared to be on the fast track for promotion to management. In his five years with ABC Company,…

There is no question about the fact that big money can be at stake from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division when your business is audited and violations found. We were asked by one client what the DOL does when they audit a business. Based on my experience with wage and hour audits,…