FLSA May Not Be Effectively Enforced: GAO Report

Law360, New York (July 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division may not be addressing the needs of employees most vulnerable to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a study by the Government Accountability Office has found.

The report was released July 15 and presented as testimony before the House of Representative's Committee on Education and Labor.

The Wage and Hour Division did not take advantage of available information and tools in planning and conducting its compliance activities from fiscal years 1997 to 2007, GAO said in...
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