Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Reuters, in “Republican Senator Presses Labor Dept on Joint Employment, Contractor Policies,” by Robert Iafolla. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

A prominent Republican senator has asked Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to ensure that the department’s wage-and-hour regulators are no longer enforcing Obama-era policies regarding joint employment and independent contractors that the department had rescinded months ago. …

Repealing guidance documents does not guarantee wage-and-hour regulators in the field will immediately change their approach, Paul DeCamp, former head of the Wage and Hour Division in the George W. Bush administration, told Reuters.

To be certain of a change in the ranks, the Labor Department has to replace the repealed Obama-era policies on joint employment and independent contractors with new guidance, then train field staff on those new interpretations, said DeCamp, who is now co-chair of Epstein Becker & Green’s national wage-and-hour practice.


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