DOL Eyes Big Push In Obama's Final Year, Solicitor Says

Law360, New York (January 29, 2016, 9:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor will close out President Barack Obama’s final term with a flurry of rules and other activities, including the controversial overtime rule likely set to come out in July, DOL Solicitor M. Patricia Smith told attorneys Friday at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting.

Smith, speaking to labor and employment attorneys in Midtown Manhattan, said the DOL expects to finalize its much anticipated rule expanding overtime eligibility that received about 300,000 comments before the comment period closed in September. She said it is part of the agency’s mission to have an impact on workers that...

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