An auditing office within the Labor Department has announced plans to investigate White House efforts to relax labor rules. At issue is whether the administration might be running afoul of procedural requirements.
The investigation will address at least one area with senior living implications: A proposed measure allowing unsupervised teenagers to operate mechanical patient lifts.
“The objective of this review is to determine how well DOL manages the issuance of regulations,” Inspector General Scott Dahl said in a letter.
His correspondence responds to a request by congressional Democrats to audit the administration’s practices, particularly where they may run afoul of required steps. Democrats alleged that White House officials are eliminating worker protections without following proper procedures.