The U.S. Department of Labor has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA).
FMLA2019-3-A: Addressing whether an employer may delay designating paid leave as FMLA leave due to a collective bargaining agreement;
FLSA2019-13: Addressing the ordinary meaning of the phrase “not less than one month” for purposes of FLSA section 7(i)’s representative period requirement; and
CCPA2019-1: Addressing whether employers’ contributions to employees’ health savings accounts are earnings under the CCPA.
The Department offers an Opinion Letter Search and encourages the public to submit requests for opinion letters to WHD to obtain an opinion or to determine whether existing guidance already addresses their questions.
If you have any questions regarding opinion letters or the FLSA, FMLA, or CCPA, you may contact Jenny Holt Teeter or Brianna C. Cook of Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.