Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2022, 3:01 PM

U.S. Labor Agencies Strike Deal to Share Enforcement Information

Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter
Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

The U.S. Department of Labor’s wage regulator and the National Labor Relations Board have struck an agreement to collaborate on investigations and share information on potential violations of law, specifically targeting independent contractor misclassification and retaliation against workers.

Their new memorandum of understanding, made public Thursday, will create a formal referral process for violations of federal labor and employment laws, making it easier for the government to pursue employers who have breached laws enforced by both agencies, Jessica Looman, acting administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, said in an exclusive interview.

“This MOU allows us to have ...

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