Focus Areas Of Enforcement For DOL In 2015

Law360, New York (January 12, 2015, 12:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has put employers on notice that there will be a renewed emphasis on enforcement and important changes to key policies in 2015. These include: (1) increased audits and prosecutions of federal and state minimum wage and overtime law violations; (2) intensified scrutiny of the classification of workers as independent contractors; and (3) an overhaul of the Fair Labor Standard Act's overtime exemption for white collar employees.

The first two priorities were identified in a panel held this past December by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, "Enforcement Matters: How Workplace Law Enforcement Can Boost Americans'...

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