Ramped-Up Enforcement Expected Under New DOL Wage Chief

By Ben James (April 30, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate's recent confirmation of business school professor David Weil puts an enforcement-minded chief at the helm of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and sets the stage for the agency to step up efforts to hold companies responsible for pay violations suffered by individuals who may not work directly for them, lawyers say. 

DOL enforcement efforts aimed at industries where business models like franchising and subcontracting put a barrier between workers and the companies that ultimately benefit from their labor are expected to increase substantially under Weil, attorneys told Law360. 

"Weil is expected to significantly increase...

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