Tag Archives: Wage and Hour Division

Proposed Head of Wage and Hour Division Resubmitted to Congress

As previously discussed here, President Obama’s choice for administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Leon Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez was nominated on December 12, 2010, but Congress failed to act on his nomination prior to adjournment of … Continue Reading

DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Announces Unprecedented Referral System

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, responsible for enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, has announced a new collaboration with the American Bar Association. Under this initiative, FLSA or Family and Medical Leave Act complainants who are informed that the Division is declining to pursue their complaint are provided a toll-free number … 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

Time to Eat? Health Care Employers Should Make Sure There Is

Over the past year or so, employers in the health care industry, particularly in the Northeast, have been – and continue to be – targeted in a number of lawsuits alleging improper payment of hours worked by their hourly employees. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that certain health care facilities automatically deducted time for meal breaks, … Continue Reading

Wage and Hour Nominee Withdraws

As reported previously, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has been staffing up in anticipation of more aggressive enforcement. Who will lead those enforcement efforts has recently come into question with the revelation that the Obama Administration’s nominee for Wage and Hour Administrator, Lorelei Boylan, has withdrawn from consideration for the post. Coupled with the … 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

Federal Minimum Wage Increase

On July 24, 2009, the final stage of the three-phase minimum wage increase contained in the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 goes into effect. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act must now be paid no less than $7.25 per hour. A revised minimum wage poster has been prepared by the Department of Labor’s Wage … Continue Reading