On January 16, 2010, then-Governor Jon Corzine signed a new law (P.L.2009, c.249) extending the prevailing wage requirements to “any work on a maintenance-related project that exceeds the scope of work and capabilities of in-house maintenance personnel, requires the solicitation of bids, and has an aggregate value exceeding $50,000.” As reported in the January 2010 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, this law is designed to apply to substantial maintenance projects which are beyond the capacity of in-house maintenance staff, requiring the bidding out of work.
Federal preemption of California’s meal and rest break laws as applicable to truck drivers under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (the FAAAA) continues to zigzag through California’s federal courts. In general, federal preemption refers to the displacement or invalidation of a state law when it conflicts with federal law…..
OFCCP Establishes New 7 Percent Utilization Goal for Individuals With Disabilities and Benchmarks for Veterans
On August 27, 2013 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published long-anticipated final rules to the affirmative action regulations for individuals with disabilities and for protected veterans. The Final Rule to Improve Job Opportunities for Protected Veterans and the Final Rule to Improve Job…..
Designation As "Joint Employer" Requires Some Control Over The Work Or Working Conditions Of The Employee
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) makes it unlawful for any employer to interfere with an employee’s rights under that Act. Although the Act itself does not address situations in which multiple entities may be viewed as “joint-employers” for purposes of the FMLA, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued regulations setting out situations