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USE OF PTO & FFCRA LEAVE CONCURRENTLY POSSIBLE SAYS DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has been updating it’s guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers as new issues come up in the implementation of this new law. One recent update clarified in what situations an employee may be able to take employer-provided paid time off concurrently with certain FFCRA leaves. […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ISSUES ADVISORY OPINION ON SB 312

Labor Commissioner issues guidance on new paid time off requirements. As we have been advising, the Labor Commissioner has issued an advisory opinion to provide guidance on the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of SB 312, which will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid time off to all scheduled employees beginning January […]

STAYING COMPETITIVE: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, employers begin looking to 2020 and beyond to plan out future initiatives – whether it be increasing sales goals, finding ways to improve customer service, or growing your workforce. The most common question we get in this regard is: how do I stay competitive in this labor market? The […]

DOL REITERATES FMLA DESIGNATION IN NEW OPINION LETTER

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a new opinion letter regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA 2019-3-A responds to an employee’s question about whether an employer may delay designating leave as FMLA leave if the delay complies with a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) […]

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON NEW NEVADA LAWS

The Labor Commissioner is seeking public comment on several of the laws that came out of the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session. Public comment will assist the Labor Commissioner in crafting regulations that will clarify the new laws and how they impact employers. The purpose of the public comment is to assist the Labor Commissioner in […]

APPROPRIATE STEPS WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE EXHAUSTED FMLA LEAVE

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Specifically, for the birth and care of a child within one year of birth; placement of a child for adopted or foster care within one year […]

OMG FMLA – HOW TO COMPLY & AVOID LIABILITY

The Family and Medical Leave Act (more commonly known by its acronym — FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. There is no question that FMLA provides important leave protections for employees, but often employers find administering it to be the source of many employment-related headaches […]

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