Tag: Department of Labor

Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

At a time when the residential construction industry is suffering a severe labor shortage, the U.S. Department of Labor today missed an important opportunity when it released its final rule to establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. The agency specifically exempted the construction sector from taking part in the program.

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Applications Now Open for HIRE Vets Award Program

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Applications Now Open for HIRE Vets Award Program

Home building firms that make it a priority to hire veterans can be recognized for their efforts under an award program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 24, 2019 0 Comments
Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

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DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
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

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
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

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
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

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on September 5, 2017 0 Comments
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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