Paul DeCamp is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and leader of the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group. He is a nationally recognized expert in wage and hour law. He joined the firm in 2008 upon completing his service as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the chief federal officer responsible for interpreting and enforcing the Nation’s wage and hour laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, and close to seventy other federal statutes, on behalf of roughly 135 million workers in 7.3 million workplaces around the country. Appointed by the President, he was in charge of a federal agency with close to 1,300 employees in more than 220 offices nationwide, operating on an annual budget of more than $170 million. Mr. DeCamp was responsible for enforcement policy, field operations, strategic planning, budgeting, interagency coordination, media relations, responding to congressional requests, legislation, regulations, opinion letters, compliance assistance, stakeholder communication, and personnel. He has testified before Congress on a variety of wage and hour issues. Under his tenure, the Wage and Hour Division recovered the highest level of back wages in a fiscal year in the agency’s history, and he oversaw the agency’s largest-ever recovery from a private-sector employer.
Before his appointment as Administrator, Mr. DeCamp served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards. In that capacity, he was a member of the Wage and Hour Division’s Executive Team and provided legal and policy advice on the full range of wage and hour matters, with emphasis on the FLSA, the FMLA, and opinion letters.
Noel P. TrippEmail
Noel Tripp is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest law firms in the United States devoted exclusively to representing management in labor and employment matters. Since joining Jackson Lewis P.C. as a summer associate in May 2005, he has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in matters pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies covering the gamut of employment-related matters from discrimination and workplace harassment to wage/hour disputes and affirmative-action compliance. His principle focus is the defense of class and collective action lawsuits under federal and state wage-and-hour laws.
Mr. Tripp is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B. 1999), and Fordham Law School (J.D. 2006). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tripp was a complex commercial litigation paralegal at a large national law firm in Los Angeles, California. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
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