Employment Law Commentary: Change Comes to the Department of Labor: New Directions for Regulation and Enforcement Under the Obama Administration


The purpose of this Commentary is to provide a retrospective and prospective look at what changes have taken place within the United States Department of Labor this year and what to expect for the remainder of 2010 and beyond. In addition to providing background on the Department’s latest initiative, titled “Plan/Prevent/Protect,” this Commentary will highlight select regulations on the horizon in the Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as provide insight on three recently issued WHD Administrator’s Interpretations. Finally, during a Congressional recess in March 2010, the President filled two of the open positions by appointment.

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