Archive for April, 2010

Congress extends (again) the COBRA subsidy

By | April 19th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

Last week, Congress again extended the COBRA subsidy benefits originally established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The most recent extension extends the coverage period to May 2010, a two month extension, making employees involuntarily terminated on or before May 31, 2010, eligible for the subsidy. Legislation is currently pending to extend […]

Health Care Reform Act Requires Employers to Provide Break Periods to Breast Feed

By | April 6th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

Among the many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) that affect employers, one has not gotten much notice. The Act amends the Fair Labor Standard Act (federal wage and hour law), to require covered employers to provide “reasonable” breaks to nursing mothers to express milk for infants under a […]

DOL Determines that Mortgage Loan Officers are Not Exempt from Overtime

By | April 6th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

As perhaps a sign of the increasing authority being asserted by the Department of Labor under the Obama Administration, the Department withdrew two previous Opinion Letters and issued an Administrator’s Interpretation, concluding that a typical mortgage loan officer is not exempt from the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). […]

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