Ex-DOL Honcho Criticizes Changes in FLSA Enforcement

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Department of Labor official told lawmakers on Thursday that the agency has become more punitive in its enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act in recent years.

Tammy D. McCutchen, a Littler Mendelson PC partner who served as administrator of the Wage and Hour Division from 2002 to 2004, also expressed concerns at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that the division's newly implemented policies actually made the agency less efficient in its goal of increasing employers' compliance with the...
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