U.S. Labor Secretary candidate Alexander Acosta's March 22 confirmation hearing might have provided insight into some potential Labor Department actions affecting the FLSA and analogous federal laws.
U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil has said that the Wage and Hour Division will not resume the practice of issuing opinion letters in response to questions about FLSA compliance.
A couple of remarks made by Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith at a December continuing-legal-education conference were especially interesting.
The wise response to reports about the continued onslaught of wage-hour claims is to review your compliance status immediately.
The U.S. Labor Department's latest proposed "worker classification" survey is an indication that the "Right to Know" initiative will include exemption-related disclosure requirements.
We have taken the position that the Labor Department's proposed collection of information should not be cleared, approved, or undertaken.
After 38 days, the U.S. Labor Department still has not provided a copy.
The U.S. Labor Department apparently intends to reinvigorate its so-called "Right to Know" initiative.
Recent U.S. Labor Department news releases show something important about its current approach to enforcing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Labor Department's most-recent regulatory agenda now targets April 2011 for the release of a proposed rule potentially imposing significant new FLSA recordkeeping requirements.