Increase in Unannounced Department of Labor Visits

Adam Dougherty an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart regarding increased Department of Labor visits. He reports that they have observed that companies in the long-term care and housing industries are experiencing an increase in unannounced visits from the Department of Labor (DOL). These visits do not appear to be in response to specific complaints made by current or former employees. Instead, they appear to be part of an internal DOL initiative. Should you be on the receiving end of one of these unannounced visits, he includes are a few pointers and practices to consider and keep in mind.