Legal Corner – January 2015

Legal Corner – January 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HRFebruary deadline set for new overtime expansion regulations
The proposed rule to streamline FLSA regulations for “white collar” employees is now expected to be published by the DOL by the end of February.

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NLRB charges spark focus on HR
Recent charges against McDonald’s link franchisees as joint employers. This action sets a new legal precedent that highlights the responsibility of HR at the franchiser level in advising employee relations for their franchisees.

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Where to draw the line with ADA leave
With no definite answer to the question of how much leave beyond the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA’s) 12 weeks and the state-law mandated leave that must be provided under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is important for employers to clearly define compliant leave policies and include verbiage around reasonable accommodation.

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