Earlier this year, the Department of Labor announced it will be raising the salary threshold for overtime exempt employees. Under the new ruling, employees must earn a minimum of $47,476 per year or $913 a week. This is a significant jump from the previous threshold of $23,660 per year or $455 per week.
In case you aren’t familiar, FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act. This law was passed in 1993 to help employees balance their work life with their personal medical needs, as well as the needs of their family members.
With the “full time equivalent workers” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes new enforcement initiatives for workers classified as independent contractors. The IRS and Department of Labor have made the issue of misclassification a priority item, with this new legislation additional resources have been provided to agencies for enforcement.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Friday announced that the state will continue to provide additional unemployment benefits to eligible claimants with dependent children through Dec. 31, 2013.