On October 20, 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers in 2010. This figure represents about 200,000 less such injuries than in 2009.
Navigating leave issues can be difficult: There are several statutes that provide employees with different, yet sometimes overlapping rights, and every situation is unique. Employers must ensure that members of management and those responsible for addressing leave situations are aware of the applicable legal requirements and trained on them.
DOL Announces New Wage And Hour Application For Workers The Department of Labor (DOL) has entered the digital age with a splash, and has announced the launch of its first application for smartphones. The app is a timesheet to help employees independently track regular work hours, break time and any overtime hours for one or
On March 4, 2015, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council approved updates to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. These updates, which took effect on July 1, 2015, clarify certain CFRA provisions and align the CFRA more closely with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), although important differences still remain between the two laws, both of which apply to employers with 50 or more employees.