DOL To Revive Opinion Letters


The Department of Labor announced that it will once again begin issuing opinion letters, a practice that had been discontinued in 2010 Opinion letters respond to a specific wage-hour inquiry from an employer or other entity to the DOL, and represents the DOL’s official position on that particular issue. Other employers may then utilize these opinion letters as guidance.

The DOL has established a webpage where existing opinion letters and other guidance are available. Employers may also request an opinion letter through the webpage. The DOL is selective in determining to which requests it will respond.