Tag: Final Rule


‘Unlawful’ Overtime Rule Temporarily Blocked

A federal district court temporarily blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule November 22, just days before it was scheduled to take effect. The judge who issued the order called the regulation “unlawful” and said such actions should be left to Congress.

New Affirmative Action Requirements for Individuals with Disabilities

In August, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs–OFCCP—announced a final rule that requires significant new efforts on the part of government contractors, including a 7% utilization goal, self-identification, and a new utilization analysis. The changes are to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits […]

Parental Leave Now Mandated Under Military Exigency FMLA

The Final FMLA rule makes four changes (or clarifications) to the listed qualifying exigencies, says Schoenfeld, Senior Legal Editor on BLR’s human resources team. Clarifies that, for the purposes of leave for childcare and school activities, the child must be the military member’s child or a child for whom the military member stands in loco […]

FMLA: DOL Throws Surprise Birthday Party—Final Regs Issued

Just what we were hoping for—more complicated regulations. The Final Rule, says Schoenfeld, which addresses family military leave and airline flight crew rules, will change the way in which covered employers administer family leave for servicemember caregivers and employees with family members in the military. Schoenfeld is a Senior Legal Editor on BLR’s human resources […]