Biggest Federal Wage-Hour Legislation of 2023
Labor, Employment and Benefits attorney Phillip Schreiber was quoted in a Law360 article about key federal wage and hour legislation introduced in 2023. Legislation of note included proposals to raise the federal minimum wage, address overtime rules, combat child labor violations and establish a minimum wage for incarcerated workers. Mr. Schreiber highlighted concerns about potential complications and costs associated with removing overtime exemptions for truck drivers and emphasized the need for careful consideration in such policy changes. Additionally, the article addresses legislative efforts related to the confirmation and succession of the labor secretary position, raising concerns about potential leadership gaps at the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Schreiber mentioned the challenges in altering employment policies and the need for a thoughtful approach.
"How do you handle when there's a team driving and someone's sleeping and someone's driving? What do you do in that situation? Those are things that all have to be thought through," he said.
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