In the latest development in the long saga involving the overtime rule, the Department of Labor has now issued its long-awaited proposed revision to the regulations governing which employees are exempt from the requirement to pay overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive creating a Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP) as an alternative to the typical establishment-based compliance review process.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued questions and answers related to the impact of the government shutdown on EEOC timelines, including the annual filing of the EEO-1 form. Of particular interest are the following:
A recent case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit highlights the need for employers to be extremely careful in requiring employees to undergo fitness for duty examinations, even when such requirements may appear to be logical.
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