DOL Issues Final Rule to Consolidate Changes to FLSA

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) today published a Final Rule in the Federal Register to consolidate amendments and update the content of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. These "clean-up regulations" take into account amendments to the FLSA passed as far back as 1974, though many […]

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PPACA Compliance Deadline Extended on Claims Procedures

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury keep extending the compliance deadline of a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) affecting non-grandfathered health insurance plans. PPACA originally set the deadline for Jan. 1, 2011, but before that date even rolled around, it was extended to July 1, 2011. […]

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DOL Creates Web Portal for Comments on Existing Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has created a Web tool to solicit public commentary on "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," the Obama initiative issued on Jan. 18, 2011. The new portal is for comments on existing DOL regulations and reporting requirements, with the goal of streamlining and simplifying. The DOL announcement gives these guidelines: In […]

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EBSA to Hold Hearings on PPACA Automatic Enrollment Mandate

The Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) will hold public hearings on April 6 to discuss the automatic enrollment provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). PPACA inserts a provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requiring businesses with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll all employees into a health plan, […]

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