by Alfred B. Robinson, Jr., Esq., Ogletree Deakins
The most recently released regulatory agenda of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) focuses on three major areas:
- A “plan/prevent/protect” strategy that seeks to achieve compliance with workplace laws each and every day—not just when a DOL enforcement investigator or inspector performs an audit.
- A departmental commitment to openness and transparency, with the goal of giving to employers, employees and other stakeholders greater access to information that will enhance understanding of all parties’ rights and responsibilities.
- Reducing employee risk, so workers enjoy safer worker environments, receive fair pay, secure benefits they have earned and work in diverse, family-friendly environments.
2 wage-and-hour rules
Two DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) rules were included in the regulatory agenda.
One is the regulation to implement the amendments to the (register to read more). This final reg...
- Beware minimum wage, OT violations--you could owe double damages, and more
- 5th Circuit adds confusion to OT in misclassification cases
- Business facing financial difficulties? Don't let supervisors alter hours worked
- Is our 'working supervisor' properly classified?
- How to reduce wage-and-hour lawsuit risks (and defend yourself if sued)