Department of Labor, plaintiffs’ attorneys targeting healthcare industry for FLSA enforcement By Nathan Whatley

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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) continues to go after employers in a cluster of industries for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations, according to a former administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and some DOL district offices are investigating employers in the healthcare industry in particular. According to the former administrator, the DOL has targeted employers in low-wage industries for wage and hour violations for years, but because pay is better in healthcare than industries such as fast food, the healthcare industry is an attractive target for the DOL and private wage and hour litigants.

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