Posts tagged with ‘DOL; opinion letters; FLSA; employment law; FMLA; bone marrow donation; food service; volunteers; wellness activities’

  • The Federal Department of Labor Issued Six New Opinion Letters (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)

    By XobeeAdmin on September 24, 2018
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    Voluntary Participation in Wellness Activities Is Non-compensable Time FLSA2018-20 discusses whether the FLSA requires compensation for the time an employee spends voluntarily participating in certain wellness activities, biometric screenings, and benefits fairs.   Background   An employer allows its employees to participate in voluntary “biometric screening” both during and outside of regular work hours. The screening tests, among other things, […]
  • The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Six New Opinion Letters (Part 1 of a 2- Part Series)

    By XobeeAdmin on September 17, 2018
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    On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued six new Opinion Letters addressing various matters under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). According to the DOL’s press release, this new guidance “demonstrates the agency’s continued commitment to providing meaningful compliance assistance to help employees understand their rights and ensure […]