Obama Allots $25M For DOL To Fight Misclassification

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 4:55 PM EST) -- The $3.8 trillion federal budget for the 2011 fiscal year proposed by President Barack Obama on Monday includes $117 billion for the U.S. Department of Labor, with $25 million set aside to help the department combat employee misclassification.

The DOL's $117 billion budget request allocates the lion's share of the funds to unemployment insurance benefits for displaced workers and federal workers' compensation, but also builds on the department's 2010 budget policy of beefing up worker protection programs to 2001 staffing levels, after years of decline....
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