The Last Lame Duck Opinion Letters from the Trump Administration

On January 19, 2021, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued several opinion letters addressing issues and questions related to exemptions and potential misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Three of those opinion letters are addressed in this article. Retail …

New Joint Employer Rule Overturned

One of the key reforms of federal labor policy under the Trump Administration was struck down in September by District Judge Gregory H. Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a lengthy opinion, Judge Woods concluded the United States Department of Labor’s new …