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Posted @ 7/1/2010 2:30 PM By MBAHRO
U.S. Child Labor Laws - Changes that may affect your business
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Child-Labor Regulations have recently been revised. On July, 19, 2010, the final revisions to the child-labor regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act will become legally effective.
The Department of Labor has been receiving comments on these most recent suggested regulation changes to the U.S. child labor laws since 2007. The DOL states that these revisions are supposed to make it easier for people under that age if 18 to get a job. These revisions only apply to non-agricultural positions. The Department of Labor (DOL) is scheduled to revise the provisions concerning minors in agricultural employment. The revisions single out industries like banking, information technology and advertising.
While the regulations offer an array of rules to follow, the most recent revisions address specific issues:
There is a provision permitting 14 and 15 year olds to wo ...
Posted @ 6/15/2010 2:54 PM By MBAHRO
DOL says you may have to compensate employees for time spent putting on protective equipment required by law.
The new Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrator’s Interpretation, issued by Deputy Administrator Nancy J. Leppink), concerns whether you have to pay for the time employees use to change put on and take off protective equipment required by law. It’s entitles “SUBJECT: Section 3(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 203(o), and the definition of clothes.” (Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-2)
Under the Fair Labor and Standards Act, you don’t have to pay employees for their time spend changing clothes or washing at the beginning or end of each workday. But, this new Administrator’s Interpretation explains that safety equipment is going to be treated separately, and that changing into and out of protective equipment required by law is now time that your employees will be compensated for.
So, if your employees ar ...
Posted @ 3/15/2010 5:54 PM By MBAHRO
What else do they look for during a Department of Labor (DOL) gov. compliance audit?
During a DOL gov. compliance audit, the investigator covers many areas of your business.
The primary focus is on your pay records.
DOL investigators also usually review the employer's adherence to federal child-labor laws, which prescribe the number of hours and times of day-night youths may work, as well as the jobs they may perform.
Click here for a link to the DOL’s FAQ on child labor laws
DOL investigators will also perform at least a cursory analysis of the employer's compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and will make sure mandatory posters are displayed. See DOL's Web site for poster information.
Click here for a link to the DOL’s FMLA information page
Modern Business Associates helps our clients deal with DOL gov. compliance audit issues. As a Professional Employee Organization, our clients rely on us to help them ef ...