All seventeen of these Opinion Letters were authored at the end of the Bush Administration in January 2009. Each of these Opinion Letters was on the verge of being mailed out but President Obama withdrew all of these Opinion Letters. Now, for the first time, employers are able to receive the guidance on the following issues:
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Labor Department issues 17 Opinion Letters on FLSA.
As we previously reported, this past summer the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters. For more than 70 years the DOL provided employers with guidance through opinion letters. However this practice was stopped under President Obama in 2010. In January 2018, the DOL issued a whopping 17 opinion letters. Before you get too excited about the DOL having a fast typist, these are not brand-new opinions. Rather, these are nine year-old opinions, but none of them have ever been seen by the public.