Plaintiffs Bar To Pick Up Wage-And-Hour Slack Under Trump
Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 12:48 PM EST) -- Regardless of who ultimately heads it, President Donald Trump's Department of Labor will likely administer federal wage-and-hour laws with less vigor than its predecessor did, attorneys say, and whether this is viewed as cause for concern or a mild change to recent pattern depends on whom these attorneys represent.
To some on the plaintiff side, Trump's inauguration means the weakening of an ally that prioritized workers whose small-money wage claims don't have private attorneys rushing to their aid.
But given the surge in popularity of wage-and-hour suits and the relatively small slice of that growing pie Obama's DOL carved out, their...
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