DOL Crackdown On Texas Employers May Come In 2015

Law360, New York (October 29, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT) -- During a recent gathering of business executives, a representative from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division warned Texas employers that some of the state’s most active industries may be under increased scrutiny in 2015. The representative went on to say that during the DOL’s 2015 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, the oil and gas services industry, such as those providing fracking services, as well as the construction and hospitality sectors will receive considerable attention.

To ensure these initiatives and others are fully enforced, the DOL requested an 18 percent budget increase as well as 2,000 additional staffers...

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