Labor and Employment

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

 

  1. DOL Elects Not to Defend White Collar Overtime Rule

    The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016; however a Federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on November 22, 2016 that blocked the rule. The Obama administration, in December, 2016, appealed ...

  2. Proposed Rule Would Rescind Final "Persuader" Rule

    The LMRDA, enacted in 1959, generally reflects the obligation of both unions and employers to conduct labor-management relations in a manner that protects the rights of employees to exercise their right to choose whether to be represented by a union for purposes of collective bargaining. Section 203(a) of the LMRDA requires employers ...

  3. DOL Withdraws Controversial Guidance on Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Status

    The independent contractor guidance issued in 2015 reflected the DOL’s stance under the Obama administration that “most workers are employees” insofar as the Fair Labor Standards Act is concerned. That guidance made classifying an individual performing work for an organization as ...

  4. OSHA Proposes to Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Deadline

    More importantly, however, the agency also stated that it intends to  to issue a separate proposed to "reconsider, revise or remove other provisions" of the 2016 final rule. The original July 1, 2017 deadline had been applicable to LeadingAge members in the following categories: Employers ...

  5. OSHA Launches Young Worker Safety Campaign

    The campaign includes resources for young workers, parents and educations. It also includes a delineation of an employer’s responsibilities with respect to young workers. The federal agency also reminded employers that child labor laws restrict the types of jobs, hours worked, and equipment used by youth under ...