The U.S. Department of Labor Provides Clarity for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

2020-09-24T15:23:24+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, COVID-19, Daniel Fishman, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Regulatory Compliance|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) in March required employers to implement new forms of paid leave during the height of the pandemic. Since then, eligibility questions have arisen as employees try to take advantage of the leave and courts scrutinize the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”)’s related regulations.

An Epic Day: Employers May Require Class Action Waivers In Mandatory Employment Agreements

2018-05-22T16:46:10+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Alexis P. Theriault, Discrimination & Harassment, FLSA, Human Resources Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations, Litigation, MCAD & EEOC, Regulatory Compliance, Wage & Hour|Tags: |

Depending on your perspective, the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis provided much-needed certainty to employers or dealt a serious blow to employees. The vote was 5 to 4, and the Court’s newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, authored majority decision joined by the so-called conservative justices. That

Trump’s Labor Department Rescinds Guidance Letters on Employee Misclassification and Joint Employment

2017-07-25T14:41:58+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Alexis P. Theriault, DOL, FLSA, Human Resources Compliance, Independent Contractor, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations, NLRB, Regulatory Compliance|

In a Trump administration that typically acts with great fanfare, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta quietly announced the immediate withdrawal of two administrative guidance letters issued during the Obama administration. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a three-sentence news release on Wednesday, reporting that Secretary Acosta had withdrawn the

Vermont’s GMO Law: What GMO Labeling Requirements Mean for Your Business

2017-01-13T17:30:26+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Anthony Bova, Food and Beverage, Regulatory Compliance|

As of July 1, 2016, products offered for retail sale in Vermont that are produced entirely or partially with genetic engineering must be labeled as such or face stiff financial penalties. Vermont’s genetically-modified-organisms law, or “GMO” law, aims to promote public health and food safety, increase consumer consciousness of how their food is produced, and