Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
DOL proposed rule redefining ‘spouse’
A proposed rule has been issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would change the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rule’s definition of “spouse”. Spouse would no longer be classified by the state of residence, but instead where the marriage took place.
Update on progress of Eugene sick leave ordinance
Lane county has passed a law that prohibits cities from establishing employment conditions. This is in direct conflict with Eugene’s newly proposed sick leave ordinance, setting up a face off between Lane County and it’s most prominent city.
EEOC issues updates on pregnancy discrimination and related issues
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, as well as a question and answer document for guidance.