In a move that will affect most American corporations, the Labor Department plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws.No details yet, but the Department of Labor is drafting the proposed rules as I type.
|Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris|
This has the potential to be huge, but let's wait and see what the DOL comes up with. Will it help workers? We'll see. One group it will almost certainly help: Labor and employment lawyers, who will no doubt start receiving requests to draft these plans.
Image: Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris, quoted in NYT article. Source: Dept. of Labor website, Public Domain as Work of U.S. Government.
Posted by Philip Miles, an employment lawyer with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania.