Department of Labor

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich in the Workplace

Report finds that large companies are responsible for a large number of wage violations.

Can OSHA Regulation Rescue NFL Players?

Scholars argue that OSHA could make the “workplace” for professional football players safer.

Searching for the “New Labor Law”

More collaboration between government, employers, and labor would help combat income inequality.

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

President Trump’s first year in office prompts four steps for reform.

Proposed Regulation Would Change How Tipped Workers Get Paid

A new deregulatory measure would allow employers to keep tips received by their employees.

Mulvaney Is Right to Call for More Money for OMB

Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Department of Labor Establishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Agency finalizes rule requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors.

The Regional Reality of Federal Regulation

Penn Law students learn about adjudication and regional enforcement of regulations.

Defining Overtime Responsibility

The Department of Labor issued guidance defining “joint employers.”

Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay

A new Philadelphia ordinance allows the city to take steps to stop wage theft.