Department of Labor Gets Busy: Time for a Wage and Hour Review?

March 2005
Employment Law Notes
The Department of Labor (DOL) spent much of its time and resources in 2004 preparing and advocating for a revised set of “white-collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. The new rules went into effect on August 23, 2004. With those revisions in place, DOL has begun interpreting their application in specific circumstances. In addition, DOL has turned its attention to enforcement of wage and hour rules, with a particular focus on low-wage workers.