DOL Releases Trio of Reports on the FMLA

On the 20th anniversary of the act's signing date, the Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday released a trio of new surveys on the effect and effectiveness of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In introducing the reports, the DOL's website noted: The nation now has two decades of experience with the Family and Medical […]

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FMLA Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Today

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) celebrates its 20th anniversary today, Feb. 5, 2013. The FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for employees with health concerns affecting either themselves or those they care for and up to 26 weeks of leave to care for related service members when the employer has […]

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SBA Launches Affordable Care Act Website

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new Web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the Department of […]

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EEOC Recovers $365M in Workplace Discrimination Cases in FY 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it received 99,412 private sector workplace discrimination charges during fiscal year 2012, down slightly from the previous year. The year-end data also show that retaliation (37,836), race (33,512) and sex discrimination (30,356), which includes allegations of sexual harassment and pregnancy were, respectively, the most frequently filed […]

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City of San Jose Raises Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour

San Jose, Calif., is poised to join the ranks of high-minimum-wages cities like San Francisco and Santa Fe with a new rate of $10 per hour set to take effect. The Minimum Wage Ordinance was passed by City of San José voters on Nov. 6, 2012. It requires employers to pay their employees a minimum wage […]

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