Bloomberg Law
July 23, 2019, 10:23 AM

New Acting Labor Secretary Focused ‘Like a Laser’ on Rulemaking

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Patrick Pizzella kicked off his first week as acting labor secretary by emphasizing timely completion of regulations and promising updates to enforcement protocols to ensure businesses are investigated consistently throughout the country.

Labor Department staff should “focus like a laser beam on completing items on the Department’s Regulatory Agenda,” Pizzella told employees in a July 22 email obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Three actions that top that list are rules to clarify overtime pay qualifications and calculations, as well as to narrow corporations’ joint liability with affiliated companies for violations of federal employment laws.

Pizzella also wants to embark on a ...

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