Bloomberg Law
Oct. 1, 2020, 3:35 PM

Labor Secretary Scalia Wants Faster, ‘Prosecutable’ Enforcement

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The U.S. Labor Department is reworking enforcement priorities to focus investigations on the most serious workplace violations that can be taken to court, while easing scrutiny of law-abiding employers, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said.

“The department’s investigative resources are limited. We should direct them to places where there’s likely to be a prosecutable violation of the law we administer,” Scalia said at a New York University Law School virtual conference Thursday.

“To that end, we’re working collaboratively with the enforcement agencies to develop investigative strategies that use data and analysis, direct resources toward industries, companies, unions, and practices where ...