Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
Jobs training bill signed into law
This new law is designed to help unemployed workers get the skills they need to find jobs by simplifying a very complex system of federal workforce training programs. Its main purpose is to enhance employers’ opportunities to participate in the federal programs that are funded and controlled under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
LinkedIn pay violation becomes a cautionary tale for FLSA compliance
A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found that 359 former and current employees spanning across multiple LinkedIn office locations had been underpaid due to violations of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Executive order protects LGBT workers employed by federal contractors
Under an executive order by President Obama, federal contractors are now prohibited from discriminating against workers and job applicants based on sexual orientation as well as gender identity.