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Posts Tagged ‘Department of Labor’

Internships: Paid or Unpaid?

June 05, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

With daydreams about laying by the beach on hot summer days looming in the near future, comes the burning staffing question: are we going to need student interns who are on their summer break and (quite possibly more important) do we have to pay them? As defined by the Fa...

Posted in: Human Resources Management, Uncategorized Tags: Department of Labor, HR best practice Read More

Retaliatory Firing: Don’t Fire Whistleblowers, No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

April 24, 2013 by Kathryn Carlson

Employees have a right to report alleged non-compliance to federal and state agencies without fear of retaliatory firing or demotion- no ifs, ands, or buts. A violation of an employee’s protected conduct of reporting potentially illegal or dangerous circumstances, the Depart...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management, OSHA Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, OSHA, retaliatory firing, whistleblower protections Read More

How Old Are Your Labor Law Posters?

September 10, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs

Keep your labor law postings current with KPA’s new Employment and Labor Poster Store. Have you ever paused in your break room and tried to read the labor law posters hanging on the wall? Perhaps you chuckled when you noticed the ancient soup stains, the faded letters … a...

Posted in: DOL, Human Resources Management, Uncategorized Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, OSHA, posters Read More

Monthly Facility Inspection List

July 29, 2011

As the last business day in July, today is a great day to take care of your monthly facility inspections. There are a few items in your dealership that need to be inspected and updated every month. There should be tags on these items for signatures and dates. These are safet...

Posted in: Checklists, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: dealership safety, dealership safety inspection, Department of Labor, Monthly Inspections, monthly safety inspections Read More

OSHA Fines Auto Parts and Used Car Dealer $49,000 for Safety and Health Violations: Conclusion

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post discussed training violations OSHA issued to a parts and used car dealership in Illinois. Physical hazards were also a large part of the 14 safety and 6 health violations facing the company. Here is the list of physical hazard citations from Bill Smith ...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: Citations, Department of Labor, Enforcement, OSHA, OSHA inspection Read More

The Lawsuits are Coming, Get Ready to Pay

April 22, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

The Cleveland Plain Dealer   reported that over 6,800 private-sector lawsuits were filed nationwide in 2010. The DOL (Department of Labor ), handled about 32,000 wage and hour complaints in 2010, a jump of 33 percent in just two years. The Equal Employment Opportunity ...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations Tags: Department of Labor, employment discrimination, employment lawsuits, employment litigation, Employment Practice Liablity Insurance, EPL, HR compliance Read More

Department of Labor Clarifies Position on Service Advisors Classification

April 08, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

On April 5th, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor clarified that service advisors are not exempt from overtime . While the current regulations states “a service manager, service writer, service advisor or service salesman who is not primarily engaged...

Posted in: DOL Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, overtime, service advisors, Wage and Hour, wage payment regulations, wage payment rules Read More

Internships: Paid or Unpaid?

March 24, 2011 by Tamara Lischer

With daydreams about laying by the beach and warm, hot summer days looming in the near future, comes the burning staffing question: are we going to need student interns who are on their summer break and (quite possibly more important) do we have to pay them? As defined by t...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, FLSA, HR compliance, summer interns, unpaid internship Read More

Does having "Adonis DNA" provide protection under GINA?

March 12, 2011 by Tamara Lischer

In the midst of the Charlie Sheen media frenzy, several important questions in the Sheen vs. CBS/Warner Bros. dispute are being overshadowed by the sensational personal videos and interviews. Should an employee’s personal life affect his/her employment? What if that employee...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Charlie Sheen and GINA, Department of Labor, employment discrimination, employment relationship, genetic information, HR best practice Read More

Congressional Hearings on OSHA and Job Creation

February 17, 2011

Hearings began on February fifteenth with a testimonial from Secretary Soils on the Labor Department's policies and priorities. They continued yesterday with several witnesses from small business leaders and input from committee members including committee chair Rep. John Kli...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, OSHA Tags: Department of Labor Read More

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