Two weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation cautioning that "most workers are employees," Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a bill targeting worker...more
The U.S. Labor Department has announced another proposal to conduct a survey relating to "worker classification issues" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Federal agencies have released their spring 2013 regulatory agendas outlining the rules they will likely propose or issue in final form during the next six-month period. While agencies often stray from their stated goals and...more
In the first part of this series, we examined the three major strategies in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory agenda. In part two of this two-part series, we will look at one regulatory topic of great interest....more
The survey will involve more than 10,000 workers and carry important implications for employers, including the potential implementation of "right to know" regulations.
Readers will recall our January post concerning the U.S. Labor Department's announced intention to "to collect information about employment experiences and workers' knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better...more
From the advent of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has clearly expressed its intent to adopt an adversarial approach towards employers at the agency and sub-agency levels. As part of that strategy, the...more
The Department of Labor recently announced a precursor to "Right to Know" regulations under the FLSA. The Department has proposed a survey "to collect information about employer's experiences and workers' knowledge of basic...more
As we speculated in November, the U.S. Labor Department apparently does intend to reinvigorate its so-called "Right to Know" initiative. This vague and ambiguous proposal first surfaced in 2010 but was eventually shelved....more
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