No Action from the DOL in Regards to FMLA

The U.S. DOL responds to the requested comments on the FMLA. After a long and much anticipated wait, the US Department of Labor responded to the public comments that it requested concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Included in the 161-page report was the DOL’s statement that the report does not signal any forthcoming regulatory changes.  So what does …

Victory for Employers in City of San Francisco

Employer Mandated Healthcare Struck Down By Courts On December 26, 2007, Federal Judge Jeffrey White awarded summary judgment to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association in its challenge of the City of San Francisco Employer Mandate for Healthcare. In striking down the law, which was scheduled to go into effect yesterday, the court cited conflicts with ERISA which preempt the city …

Record Year for Wage and Hour Claims

U.S. DOL’s Wage and Hour Division announces record wage recovery for 2007.  U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its enforcement data for Fiscal Year 2007. For 2007, 341,624 workers received recovered back wages in the amount of $220,613,703 (the highest recovered amount for any year). Paul DeCamp, administrator for the Wage and Hour Division said “This …

Colorado Minimum Wage Increases 1/1/08

New CO Minimum Wage Effective January 1st, 2008 the new Colorado minimum wage is $7.02.  You should be receiving your new posters to be posted with the other notices for employees. If you have any questions regarding the application of this order please contact StaffScapes.  StaffScapes can provide you with all of your required posters, please contact Lora Manternach if …