DOL Initiative Recalls Smith's Approach In NY

Law360, New York (May 25, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's new public outreach program for low-wage workers is reminiscent of a program U.S. Solicitor of Labor Patricia Smith launched during her time in New York, and offers insight into the enforcement approach the agency will be taking under its new leadership, attorneys say.

Like the controversial Wage Watch program Smith spearheaded in January 2009 as New York labor commissioner, the DOL Wage and Hour Division's “We Can Help” program launched in April encourages employees and community groups to report possible wage...
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