Department of Labor Issues FMLA Leave Opinion Letter

An opinion letter recently issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) states that employers cannot let workers use paid time off before taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave per year for specified… Continue reading Department of Labor Issues FMLA Leave Opinion Letter

Employer Cannot Steer Women to Lower Paying Jobs

A recent settlement announced by the Department of Labor is a reminder that employers cannot assign employees to different jobs with different pay rates on the basis of gender.  The employer, a federal contractor, was found to have a practice of assigning female employees to “light duty” jobs that paid less than the “heavy duty”… Continue reading Employer Cannot Steer Women to Lower Paying Jobs