Tag: US Department of Labor

May 23, 2023
Last Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-2 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance on the enforcement of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”). The PUMP Act was passed on December 29, 2022, by the US Congress. The new law seeks to expand rights for lactating and breastfeeding employees by requiring employers to provide all employees who are nursing with reasonable time and private space to express breast milk.
February 21, 2023
Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-1 to provide guidance on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act to employees who telework (i.e., work remotely from an offsite location away from the employer’s official workplace).
December 13, 2022
Employee Benefits Security Administration of the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a new rule titled “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights” (“the Rule”), which clarifies how and when fiduciaries of 401(k) and similar retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) can make investment decisions that promote environmental, social, or governance (“ESG”) goals or reflect ESG considerations. The Rule will take effect on January 30, 2023.