Government Focus on Fair Labor Standards

In their Labor Relations column, John P. Furfaro and Risa M. Salins of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, write that with more wage and hour scrutiny by the Labor Department likely after President Obama's signing of a Presidential Memorandum aimed at revamping overtime eligibility rules, it is a good time to review protections afforded to employees under the FLSA, penalties for noncompliance and the joint employer, hot goods and successor theories of liability under the law.

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