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Department of Labor Examines New Approach for Enforcing Federal Employment Laws

By Michelle D. Wyrick

Recently, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced plans to pursue a new regulatory and enforcement strategy that would require employers to demonstrate compliance with certain federal employment laws.  The DOL’s new initiative, named “Plan/Prevent/Protect,” puts the burden on employers to prove, and will require employers to create plans and processes to show, compliance with certain federal employment laws.  Employers will have to create compliance plans, implement the plans, and periodically evaluate their plans’ effectiveness. 

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