Author Archive | Neil S. Talegaonkar, Esq.

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DOL Issues Sextet of Opinion Letters

By on August 29, 2018

On August 28, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued six opinion letters on a variety of topics under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While three of those letters deal with more esoteric topics, here are summaries of the three […]

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Neil Talegaonkar

Amended Statutes Enacted July 1 Extend Employment Rights to Virginia Employees in the National Guards of Other States

By on July 17, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, Virginia Code §§ 44-93.2-93.4 now also protect those private employees employed in Virginia and serving in the National Guard of another state. Prior to the amendment of those provisions, only members of the Virginia National Guard (VNG), Virginia Air Defense Force (VADF), and those Virginia residents serving in the National Guard […]

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Proposed Changes to the White Collar Exemptions Under the FLSA Might Make Some Employers Turn Green

By on July 9, 2015

On July 6, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposed rule and request for comment entitled “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, and Outside Sales and Computer Employees.” The proposed regulations seek to revise the “white collar exemptions” to the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Neil Talegaonkar

More for Employers to Be Anxious About Under the ADAAA

By and on April 28, 2015

In 2008, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (“ADA”).  Congress passed the ADAAA with the express intent of counteracting several Supreme Court of the United States precedents and “reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA.”  Last month, the […]

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New Executive Order Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Federal Employment, Federal Contractors, and on Federal Construction Projects

By on July 30, 2014

On July 21, 2014, President Obama entered yet another executive order related to employment. This latest order amends two previous executive orders, Executive Order 11478 and Executive Order 11246. With the entry of this latest order, Executive Order 11478 was expanded to include “gender identity” (E.O. 11478 already prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation). The […]

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