Month: May 2019

DOL Announces Statement of Temporary Non-Enforcement Following AHP Ruling

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) has released a policy statement and a Questions and Answers – Part Two (FAQ) (PDF) in reaction to the district court for the District of Columbia’s ruling in State of New York v. U.S. DOL of Labor, which vacated a key part of the Department’s final regulations expanding the …

What Are Employee Weingarten Rights And Are There Limits?

There are many legal nuances companies must deal with on the employee relations front in union versus non-union environments. For example, employees in a unionized workforce have the right to have, upon request, a union representative present with them during any investigative interview that may lead to discipline of that employee – commonly referred to …

Seven things employers should know about EBSA investigations

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) oversees nearly 681,000 retirement plans, approximately 2.3 million health plans, and a similar number of other welfare benefit plans, such as those providing life or disability insurance.[1] As part of its assigned duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as …

Supreme Court Likely To Resolve LGBTQ Title VII Coverage

The United States Supreme Court has indicated that it will finally settle the circuit-splitting issue of whether gay and transgender status falls under the protection of Title VII. The court signaled this when it agreed recently to hear three cases that have been appealed to the high court. The three cases are: Altitude Express v. …