News & Events: July 23, 2015 | Read Online

Getting to yes on a best-interest
standard for retirement advice

Meetings with the financial services industry, consumer groups and others have been productive, and a rule to protect retirement savings from harmful conflicts of interest is within reach, Labor Secretary Tom Perez tells Congress.

At this aerospace company,
it's all about ability

Northrop Grumman succeeds by having a workforce with a diverse set of skills and perspectives. Meet William Thomas, who excels as an engineer and, outside of work, mentors young people. He also happens to use a wheelchair.

ADA at 25

Sen. Harkin (center) teaches Sec. Perez (right), Gov. Markell and the audience to sign 'America' at the Department of Labor's ADA 25th Anniversary event

Blog Highlights

Working to Become Americans

Egregious safety cases

Serious injuries have devastating consequences far too often borne by families.

Young Workers' Rights

The case for paid leave

Read what six businesses have to say about paid leave.

Unlocking the Potential of All Americans

Happy birthday WIOA!

A year ago, the president signed WIOA. Here's what we've done since.

National News

$18M for workers hit by California drought
Indiana court restores $1m to ESOP
18 mining deaths in first half of year
Ashley Furniture cited; did not report injury
Child labor and agricultural imports
Read more National News

DOL in Action

Lu speaks on overtime
Misclassification in Minnesota
Hands-on compliance training in NC
Worker rights training in Atlanta
'Partnering for Veterans' at NASWA
Read more DOL in Action

DOL Working For You

Levino Johnson

Finding strength at Job Corps

Levino Johnson knows what it's like to fight against the odds — and win. In a letter to current students, the Job Corps grad shares how the program put him on the path to a successful career at a time when he didn't have much hope.

Learn how Job Corps can make a difference.

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