The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s (DOL/WHD) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. This means that they will be sharing information more and working together to enforce federal laws that protect workers’ rights. This could mean trouble for employers that do not follow the law.
This news was announced in a press release on January 6th and is currently stated to extend through December of 2026. The NLRB explains that this Memorandum will help the agencies with “better enforcement against unlawful pay practices, misclassification of workers as independent contractors, and retaliation against workers who exercise their rights.”
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