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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors: What Employers Need to Know

Published on October 22, 2015

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order mandating paid sick leave for federal contractor and subcontractor personnel. The order will be implemented through regulations to be released by the Secretary of Labor, and the order will become effective as of January 1, 2017. (more…) ...

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Staples Decision Reiterates the Importance of FMLA Notifications for Employers

Published on July 20, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a News Release entitled “Staples to pay fired employee $275K in wages, benefits and damages after failing to inform him of job protections to care for ill family member.” A review of the details and finer points in this case demonstrate that it is an ideal teaching case to reiterate the importance for employers of complying with *all* of the FMLA's provisions. (more…) ...

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