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As part of a new FLSA compliance initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced it will be conducting investigations of healthcare employers throughout New York state, except in New York City. This increased scrutiny no doubt stems from what the DOL perceives as a lack of compliance by these employers. The DOL stated that investigations conducted in the last five years by the Albany division of the DOL found less than 36 percent of healthcare employers in compliance with the FLSA. During that period, the DOL found a total of $2,202,723 in back wages was due to healthcare employees. In connection with this new wave of investigations the DOL warned, “Those companies found not to be in compliance may be assessed penalties and be held liable for back wages owed to employees.”
This entry was written by George O’Brien.