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Increased Federal Enforcement of Employment Laws is On the Way

Written by Martha Zackin

Anyone still listening at the end of President Obama’s first State of the Union Address heard him say the following: “We're going to crack down on violations of equal pay laws, so that women get equal pay for an equal day's work. "

He was serious, and the "crack down," likely won't be limited to equal pay law violations. Significant budget increases have been apportioned to the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Health and Safety Agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the like, so that these agencies may step up their workplace audit and enforcement efforts.  Be warned.



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David Barmak

Member / Chair Emeritus, Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice

David Barmak is an experienced trial lawyer at Mintz who focuses his practice on employment law and HR issues. He litigates cases in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country. David counsels clients on compliance and employee relations issues and risk reduction options.