May 25, 2020

The DOL Gets Real About Deregulation

On Nov. 9, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta told attendees at the American Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference that the Department of Labor's (DOL) priority is to create jobs. Referencing President Donald Trump’s executive order directing federal agencies to reduce regulations, Secretary Acosta said the department can now focus on freeing up money and creating efficiencies to “unleash jobs.” 

In order to reach this goal, he said the DOL will closely examine the rules that impact economics and impinge on liberty. Employers will be happy to hear that some of the rules the DOL will be examining include: the Persuader Rule, the Tip Credit Rule and the Overtime Rule.

The takeaway for employers? Stay tuned and be patient. Winter is coming.

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Christine McLaughlin, Labor Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
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Christine Liu McLaughlin is a shareholder and chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Christine also is the immediate-past chair of the firm's Women's Leadership Forum and chair of the Diversity Committee.

Christine provides counsel on a wide variety of employment and labor issues ranging from interpretation and application of federal and state employment laws to specialized employee transition matters in complex business transactions.

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