For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Labor is increasing the civil money penalties available for certain violations of the FLSA and/or related regulations.
The U.S. Labor Department has issued an Interim Final Rule that will substantially increase the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and related regulations.
The "Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013" would amend the FLSA to impose new prohibitions, requirements, and penalties relating to categorizing a worker as being either an employee or a non-employee, but some changes would be of even-broader impact.
Recent U.S. Labor Department news releases show something important about its current approach to enforcing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Lurking in Senate and House "misclassification" bills are expansive changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act's civil money penalties.