DOL Budget Cuts Could Mean Less Enforcement, Fewer Rules

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The $2.5 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Labor outlined in President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint Thursday means the DOL could be a very different agency in the near future. While exactly what will get eliminated as part of the 21 percent reduction is unclear, attorneys say the agency's rulemaking and enforcement efforts will likely take a hit.

The White House Office of Management and Budget proposal lists several grant programs targeted for cuts in the one-plus pages devoted to the DOL, but otherwise says little about how the president plans to trim the agency charged with administering many of...

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