DOL to scrutinize wage-and-hour compliance

Department’s top lawyer cites “epidemic” of suits as reason for concern

The Department of Labor (DOL) is concerned about the onslaught of wage-and-hour suits that companies are being hit with, and it’s vowed to do something about it.

This week, at a conference at New York University celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the department’s solicitor Patricia Smith said the DOL had begun taking new approaches to addressing employer compliance after noticing an “epidemic” of violations.


Cathleen Flahardy

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