Bloomberg Law
Aug. 22, 2019, 4:10 PMUpdated: Aug. 22, 2019, 6:13 PM

Trump Wage Chief Overhauls Agency, Internal Documents Reveal (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Trump administration’s wage-and-hour chief is putting her own imprint on federal minimum pay and overtime enforcement through a wide-ranging bureaucratic reorganization designed to give political appointees more control, according to Labor Department documents obtained by Bloomberg Law.

The DOL Wage and Hour Division’s chain of command will be overhauled to give political leadership in Washington more oversight of the agency’s investigatory work throughout the country. Senior career executives, including a newly created data management position, will start reporting directly to a Trump-appointed deputy administrator. Certain government contracting and other enforcement positions have been eliminated, WHD Administrator Cheryl Stanton informed ...

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