On the DOL’s regulatory horizon: WHD rules, ‘right to know’

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in Human Resources,Overtime Labor Laws

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 FMLA. This final reg...(register to read more)

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