Tag Archives: enforcement

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Establishing Joint Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Virginia employers may see more robust worker misclassification enforcement and enhanced cooperation between state agencies with respect to misclassification issues in the near future.  Following the lead of the federal government and other states, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s recent Executive Order, signed on August 14, 2014, calls for the establishment of an interagency task force on … Continue Reading

Obama Taps Civil Rights Attorney to Head DOL

Following on the heels of Hilda Solis’ surprising resignation, the President has nominated Thomas E. Perez to serve as the Secretary of Labor during his second term. Mr. Perez, like previously withdrawn Wage-and-Hour Administrator nominee Leon Rodriguez, has a background in public sector work and civil rights litigation, most recently serving as head of the Justice … Continue Reading

An Example of the USDOL’s New Proactive, Company-Wide Approach To Settlements

As we previously reported here, the USDOL is focused on corporate-wide compliance strategies to ensure that employers take active responsibility for their compliance efforts.  In a speech at New York University, Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith touted a recent settlement with Tyson Foods as an example of the DOL’s new approach.    Ms. Smith explained … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Attends Wage and Hour Division Public Forum Articulating DOL Enforcement Agenda

On Friday, May 21, 2010, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division held a public Stakeholder Forum, during which key members of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) discussed WHD’s goals and regulatory agenda. Jackson Lewis attended the Forum.  After welcoming the crowd, Nancy Leppink, the WHD Deputy Administrator pointed out some of WHD’s accomplishments … Continue Reading

DOL Initiates “We Can Help” Campaign Aimed at Increasing Enforcement

Yesterday the United States Department of Labor (DOL) gave another indication that it is preparing to ramp up enforcement efforts, in the form of its We Can Help campaign. We Can Help is designed to educate workers about their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The campaign includes, among other features, a separate website with links … Continue Reading

Increased Enforcement at DOL

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Melanie Trottman notes that the U.S. Department of Labor has started shifting its focus towards what has long been assumed would be the case: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has spent her first few months in office focusing on handing out $46 billion in stimulus money. Now, her department is adding … Continue Reading