Labor and Employment

This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.

 

  1. DOL Civil Fines to Increase in 2018

    Such fines are adjusted annually pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. The Final Rule is effective on January 2, 2018 and will apply to violations occurring after November 2, 2015 for which a penalty is assessed after January 2, 2018. Fines for each agency within the DOL will increase by slightly ...

  2. NLRB Overrules Obama-Era "Micro Units" Decision

    The Board’s latest decision rejects the “overwhelming community-of-interest” standard established in Specialty Healthcare and returns to the traditional approach of determining the appropriate scope of a bargaining unit. Under Specialty Healthcare, if a union petitioned for an election ...

  3. OSHA to Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Deadline by 2 Weeks

    The agency also stated its intention to issue further rulemaking to modify the 2016 final rule. The original July 1, 2017 deadline had been applicable to LeadingAge members in the following categories: Employers with 250 or more employees – The employer must submit electronically OSHA Forms 300, 300A ...

  4. Federal Judge Invalidates White Collar Overtime Rule

    In the most recent action, the judge, an Obama appointee, found that the increase in the salary test from $23,660 to nearly $47,476 would dilute the "duties" test which focuses on the employee's dues, functions or tasks in determining whether the exemption applies. As such, the judge concluded that the rule inappropriately ...

  5. DOL Seeks Input from Employers regarding EAP Exemption

    This so-called “white collar” exemption was revised by regulation scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, that raised the threshold for the salary test from $455 per week to $913 per week. However, a Federal ...