The Obama administration plans to increase the DOL budget by $600 million in 2010 for purposes of, among other things, strengthening labor standards enforcement. Stating that worker success is "key to the success of the American economy," President Obama promised, "the Department of Labor will once again stand up for working families and be an advocate for everyday people." The DOL's increased budget may open the door for greater scrutiny of employers in the form of DOL audits and enforcement actions.