Employment Watchdogs Get Long Leash Under Obama Budget

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT) -- With President Barack Obama seeking a boost in funds for both the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in his 2014 budget proposal, employers should brace for even more aggressive enforcement on infractions like employee misclassification, whistleblower retaliation and biased hiring practices, attorneys said Thursday.

Although the president's proposed budget is likely to face stiff opposition in Congress, the proposal nonetheless lays out the administration's priorities. And when it comes to the DOL and the EEOC, enforcement is the one that stands...
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