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Compensation & Benefits

Plan to offer time off to vote on Nov. 3

Start planning now to grant time off so your employees can vote on Nov. 3. Currently, 36 states require this leave.

DOL adds pandemic-related back-to-school FAQs

The DOL has now supplemented its voluminous FAQ webpage with some back-to-school questions.

DOL clarifies employers’ obligation to pay overtime

The Department of Labor has issued a Field Assistance Bulletin which clarifies your duties to nonexempts and your obligation to pay those who work unauthorized overtime.

Do your employees rely on mail-order prescriptions?

With questions being raised about potential delays in U.S. Postal Service delivery, the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 6.6 million enrollees in health insurance plans sponsored by large employers counted on mail-order pharmacies for at least one prescription in 2018.

Domestic abuse on the rise: How employers can respond

Joblessness, stress and close quarters during the covid crisis have led to higher incidences and severity of domestic violence cases.

Pandemic makes dent in salary increase plans

Even in the midst of marketplace uncertainties driven by the coronavirus, most organizations are sticking with plans to increase their salary budgets for the rest of 2020. However, some raises won’t be as big as originally planned.

DOL uses carrot—not stick—to enforce FFCRA

In a nod to the difficulty of launching field investigations in a coronavirus environment, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division has decided to address unpaid leave allegations by placing phone calls and sending emails to possible violators of the FFCRA.

Help your employees battle pandemic stress

Juggling personal and professional obligations has never been an easy task. The demands inflicted over the past few months due to the pandemic, however, have caused unprecedented challenges to this balancing act—especially for workers with kids.

DOL orders back pay for denied covid leave

File this under “That was quick!” The U.S. Department of Labor just wrested $41,214 in back wages for 17 California employees who complained they had been denied paid sick leave they were entitled to for coronavirus-related reasons.

Explore all childcare options to help working parents

With most public school systems announcing they will at least start the fall semester conducting virtual classes, many of your employees will soon face familiar hurdles. Possible solutions fall into three broad categories: flexibility at work, flexibility from work and caregiver support.