Tag: Department of Labor

DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

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DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor issued guidelines last week for the creation of industry-led apprenticeship programs. The order is a step toward implementing President Trump’s executive order Expanding Apprenticeships in America that was issued last year.

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DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

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OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

The Office of Management and Budget delivered recommendations today to consolidate Cabinet agencies and to reorganize major federal programs as part of a sweeping overhaul to streamline the government.

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today began a nationwide six-month pilot program to resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

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Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

A federal judge has struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule that would have doubled the salary threshold for workers to be able to receive overtime pay.

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NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a request for information on the Obama administration’s overtime rule, and NAHB will be submitting comments independently and as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity coalition.

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Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 23, 2016
Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

In a victory for NAHB, a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 granted a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, would double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476.

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Businesses be Ready: Overtime Rule Kicks in Dec. 1

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Businesses be Ready: Overtime Rule Kicks in Dec. 1

Small home building firms and other businesses need to be prepared as the Department of Labor’s final rule to double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 will take effect on Dec. 1.

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NAHB, Business Groups Sue to Block Overtime Rule

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on September 21, 2016 13 Comments
NAHB, Business Groups Sue to Block Overtime Rule

NAHB and a coalition of more than 55 Texas and national business groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to halt its federal overtime rule set to take effect Dec. 1. The rule will double the current overtime salary limit of $23,660 to $47,476. It also allows the minimum salary requirements to be raised every three years.

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Overtime Bill Would Help Businesses and Workers

Overtime Bill Would Help Businesses and Workers

NAHB today commended Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for introducing legislation that helps small businesses and their workers by mitigating the effects of the U.S. Department of Labor’s unprecedented doubling of the overtime threshold.

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