Tuesday, August 2, 2011


DOL ‘Refocuses’ on Enforcement; Adds 33% More Investigators

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is promising to “refocus the agency on its enforcement responsibilities”. It’s added 250 new field investigators—a staff increase of more than a third—to look into employer noncompliance on pay and overtime issues. This comes after a scathing report that cited DOL for weak response to complaints. For a free eight-step plan to prepare for a DOL audit, go to