Tag Archives: DOL

Acosta Replacement May Pick Up the Pace at DOL

Patrick Pizzella takes the reins as acting Secretary of Labor following Alexander Acosta’s resignation over a 2008 plea deal he arranged for Jeffery Epstein. Pizzella has been deputy secretary just over a year and held various positions related to labor policy during two previous administrations. While Acosta was cautious about too-quickly reversing Obama-era policies that favored workers […]

The Future of Wage and Hour Laws Still Undecided Under Trump

As the Trump administration ends its first year in office, several wage and hour laws enacted by the Obama administration have yet to be addressed. At the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference last month, a panel of attorneys discussed these issues, including the definition of joint employer and the salary […]

Department of Labor Rolls Back Joint Employment Guidance

Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta announced that the agency is withdrawing two guidance letters calling for tighter standards for determining joint employment. The first letter, issued in 2015, sought to restrain the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The second, issued in 2016, called for greater scrutiny of situations […]