Legislative Director Update 3/9/18

Below is a link to the latest Legislative Update.

Also provided are a few other updates below for your quick reference:

  • The Wage and Hour Division announced a new nationwide pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, which facilitates resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the FLSA. You can access the new PAID pilot program here: Link.  With that said, the pilot program is not without a level of risk. You can read more about the pilot program and potential employer considerations here: Link
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may pursue claims that an employee was discriminated against on the basis of transgender status in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the federal appeals court in Cincinnati has ruled in a landmark decision. The Court rejected the employer’s argument that it was protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). See, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, No. 16-2424 (t 6th Cir. March 7, 2018). You can read more here: Link
  • H.R. 4219 – The Workflex in the 21st Century Act – introduced by Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) that would expand paid leave and workplace flexibility opportunities for all employees. The bill creates a Qualified Flexible Work Arrangement plan that would pre-empt state and local paid leave laws and certain workflex laws for employers that voluntarily choose to opt in to the plan and offer a minimum threshold of paid leave and a flexible work option to all employees.

Legislative Update Link:
March 9, 2018 Update