Department of Labor Oversees Enforcement of Many Laws

/ 12/15/2011 The United States Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws that cover workplace activities for approximately 10 million employers and 125 million workers.   A few of the most commonly applied laws administered by the Department of Labor include:• Fair Labor Standards Act. This law prescribes standards for wages and […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Resolves ERISA Issue

/ 12/29/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently resolved a case concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  Leipzig v. Principal Life Ins. Co., No. 10-10394 (Nov. 29, 2010), available at The plaintiff alleged that the insurance company denied his disability insurance claim in violation of ERISA, and he appealed a […]