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Policy gears On the horizon over the next several months are proposed regulations regarding joint employment, the regular rate of pay and the salary threshold for the FLSA’a “white-collar” exemptions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As Secretary Alexander Acosta has settled into his position at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), employers are seeing several new compliance initiatives. From the creation of the Office of Compliance Initiatives, to the six-month extension of the payroll audit independent determination pilot program, to the issuance of multiple new opinion letters and field assistance bulletins, the DOL and its wage and hour division (WHD) have been busy at work.

Related: 5 wage and hour compliance issues that could cost employers

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