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.