The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance via answers to some Frequently Asked Questions regarding work furloughs. The FAQs can be found here. I’ve previously written on employer use of furloughs. You can read that post here.
Following a GAO report that concluded that the Department of Labor inadequately investigated complaints from low-wage and minimum wage workers who claimed that their employers failed to pay the federal minimum wage, required overtime, and failed to pay employees their last paycheck the DOL has reacted.