DOL to Send Federal Overtime Rule to White House for Review

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wants to finalize the federal overtime rule as soon as possible under President Donald Trump's leadership. Read More

Parents May Take FMLA Leave for Special Education Meetings

Parents can take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off to attend special education meetings—called individualized education program (IEP) meetings—for children with serious health conditions, according to an Aug. 8 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter. Read More

Jobs Increase by 164,000 in July

Job growth slowing, but still showing steady gains Read More

House Passes Fair Chance Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting federal agencies and federal contractors from asking about job applicants' criminal history until after making a conditional employment offer. Read More

Facebook Close to Finalizing Changes for Job Ads

Facebook recently revealed more details about planned changes to its employment advertising system that are designed to prevent discrimination Read More

Trump Picks Eugene Scalia to Fill Secretary of Labor Role

President Donald Trump announced July 18 that he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next secretary of labor. Read More

Overtime Rule May Be Issued Faster Under New DOL Leadership

Allen Smith, J.D., Roy Maurer and Dana Wilkie write that employers can expect to see change more quickly at the Department of Labor (DOL), including issuance of a final overtime rule perhaps as soon as by the end of the year, now that the department is under new leadership—new Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella. Read More

Business viewpoint: Scooters, rental bikes create new risks for employers

If you have spent any time lately around downtown, you have probably seen numerous people riding electric scooters, or seen them parked on sidewalks. Read this story featuring Tulsa attorney Gerald L Jackson with Crowe & Dunlevy and it's litigation and trial group. Read More

Employers Add 224,000 Jobs in June

U.S. employers added 224,000 jobs in June Read More

DOL Offers Wage and Hour Compliance Tips in Three Opinion Letters

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new opinion letters addressing how to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when rounding employee work hours and other wage and hour issues. Read More