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

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

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

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