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.
Tough talk and other recent developments could reveal an increasingly adversarial, "gotcha" approach to FLSA enforcement by the U.S. Wage and Hour Division.