Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2019, 8:06 PM

Wage-Hour Cops Regain Power to Subpoena Companies in Pay Probes

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

Labor Department investigators across the country quickly regained the power to subpoena companies suspected of shortchanging their workers after new wage and hour chief Cheryl Stanton revoked various authorities, sources tell Bloomberg Law.

Stanton in May restored subpoena authority to field offices, just days after she revoked it, sources inside the department said. Stanton had briefly rescinded the regional investigators’ power to directly issue demands for documents and other evidence after she was confirmed by the Senate in late April.

The delegation streamlines a key tool for investigators looking into possible minimum wage and overtime violations, according to the sources. ...

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