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7/23/2004

Two Masters, Again

Tammy McCutchen, the former administrator of the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, was allegedly negotiating for private sector employment while working on the Bush administration overtime rule revisions. Rep. George Miller has written the Labor Department requesting information on the matter. McCutchen left the Department of Labor on June 11 and started working with Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky on June 15 (she started full time with the firm July 6).

She was an "architect" of the Bush administration's new overtime rules, which dramatically weakened overtime protections. She was involved in counseling employers on how to avoid paying overtime to eligible employees.

Former Congressman Billy Tauzin and former CMS administrator Thomas Scully negotiated for private sector employment while working on Bush's Medicare reform legislation.

 

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