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DOL issues guidance on PUMP Act

Breast pump on table

Breastfeeding employees have the right to pump milk at work, as protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An FLSA amendment in 2010 was the first to include break time and space requirements for pumping. On December 29, 2022, ...

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Arbitration agreement found void

Reaching agreement

An employer’s arbitration agreement was unenforceable because of unconscionable terms in a confidentiality agreement that was executed simultaneously during employee onboarding, the California Court of Appeal has decided. In effect, one bad agreement invalidated them all. In the case of ...

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DOL issues FMLA holiday guidance

4th of July fireworks display

In May, the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter, clarifying guidance around managing holiday hours with an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement. The letter serves to reinforce established interpretations, namely: When a holiday falls during a ...

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