Have you ever been audited by the Department of Labor? Most employers know that the DOL can perform a Fair Labor Standards Act audit to determine whether employees are being properly compensated for time worked. What employers may not know is that the DOL also has authority to conduct audits concerning compliance with the Family
Can you allow an employee to take paid time off for leave that qualifies under the Family and Medical Leave Act but not designate it as FMLA leave? Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) was asked for guidance on this very issue and, in opinion letter FMLA 2019-1-A, clearly answered no.
As we reported earlier, after a hiatus during the Obama Administration, opinion letters are back and the United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued six new ones.
Opinion letters are official, written opinions from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on “how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by…