DOL quietly drops big news on new overtime rules

DOL overtime rules The DOL’s been pretty quiet about what it’s doing behind the scenes about changing the overtime exemption rules and salary threshold. But it has finally spoken. This week, at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law conference in Philadelphia, the Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith shared some insider info that …read more

Alcoholics Must Be Accommodated

Contrary to popular belief, alcoholism is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and people with alcoholism must be reasonably accommodated. What is considered reasonable, though, often is murky, as the firing of University of Southern California (USC) football coach Steve Sarkisian in October 2015 shows. Myths Misinformation about alcoholics and the ADA is …read more

New Legal Requirements For Apprenticeship Programs Are Headed Your Way

Apprenticeship programs will soon face expanded antidiscrimination obligations and additional affirmative action requirements under a proposed rule recently published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). If you sponsor such a program, the time is now to prepare for the inevitable changes to come your way in 2016. New Types Of Prohibited Discrimination In 1937, …read more