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FMLA quirks quiz!

Here is a quiz about some of the quirkier aspects of the Family and Medical Leave Act. How much do you know about these FMLA oddities? Unless otherwise indicated, you can assume that all of our hypothetical employers are covered by the FMLA and that all of the...

Recent audit reveals the DOL’s distribution initiative

We recently witnessed the DOL’s 401K audit priorities first hand. In auditing 401K plans, the U.S. Department of Labor previously focused on determining how quickly employers could deposit employee deferral contributions into the plan’s trust. For small...

Do We Have to Accommodate A Religious Objection to the Flu Shot?

I work in a health care setting in New Jersey. As flu season is approaching, we emailed all of our patient care employees (nurses, physical therapists, intake staff, etc.) to remind them that an immunization is required by our employer. The deadline is looming, but we...

Don’t ignore state law when considering wage-and-hour issues

In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, the U.S. Supreme Court held the employees of an Amazon fulfillment center were not entitled to be paid under the FLSA for time spent waiting in line for a post-shift security screening.And yet, last week, in parallel...