Punching In: Election Key to Future of DOL Enforcement Strategy

By Ben Penn, Bruce Rolfsen, Ian Kullgren


“We’ve been asking Wage-and-Hour to stand up a hotline for workers who want to access rights to paid sick days for six months,” said Tanya Goldman, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy and a former WHD official in the Obama administration. No dice, she said. Yet the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, she said, created a hotline “in a matter of weeks” for workers to lodge complaints about racial-sensitivity training. 

“It’s just a really vivid illustration of this DOL’s priorities,” she said.


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