DOL Seeks Feedback on Overtime Rules

In a Proposed Rule published in last week’s Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) asked for feedback from the public, including employers, on its...

When to Evaluate Possible WARN Act Obligations

Q: We’re planning to lay off enough employees to fall under the WARN Act. What should our timetable be for evaluating our obligations? A: At least...

DOL to Rescind 2011 Rule on Tip Pooling

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced plans to rescind a 2011 regulation that restricts employers’ use of tip pools. The current regulation prevents service-industry employers...

DOL Seeks Changes to Overtime Rule

This morning, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) plans revisions to its overtime rule, which has been in limbo since last year. In...

Union Protections for Non-Union Employees

Q: I handle HR for a small, non-union company. I am vaguely aware of union laws protecting non-union employees. What’s an example of something I...

ADA Title III Claims Continue to Gather Momentum

A company violated Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website was inaccessible to individuals with vision-related disabilities, a federal judge in...

President Signs Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships

Last week, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order titled, “Expanding Apprenticeships in America” calling for rigorous evaluation of current apprenticeship and workforce-development programs. Employers would have greater...

Exit Interviews

Q: What is Mountain States’ stance on exit interviews? A: Done properly, exit interviews can be a great source of information for improving your company’s approach to HR....