Jeffrey H. Ruzal, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Payroll Administration Newsletter, in “Labor Department Retracts Broad Guidance, Seeks More Input on Pending Overtime Rule,” by Christine Pulfrey.
Following is an excerpt:
However, the withdrawal of the interpretations may indicate that the Labor Department is rolling back its investigative and enforcement initiative, Jeffrey Ruzal, an employment, labor, and workforce management lawyer in Epstein Becker & Green’s New York office, said June 7 in an email to Bloomberg BNA.
Nonetheless, “employers have to ensure compliance, not just with the U.S. Labor Department in mind, but the private plaintiff’s bar that has been incredibly aggressive,” Ruzal told Bloomberg BNA on May 24. …
Regardless, “it is important that employers continually self audit, review accounts, look at vendor relationships, and look at vendors who are on site to make sure that they are not there for that long,” Ruzal said May 24.