Number 13-09


December 7, 2009

Department of Labor Announces

 Fall 2009 Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda


Today the Department of Labor’s Fall 2009 Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda will be published in the Federal Register and posted online at  The Department of Labor’s (DOL) mission is to protect workers by improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for employment, protecting retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, and strengthening collective bargaining. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis’ vision for the Labor Department is to ensure good jobs for everyone, and the new Regulatory Agenda reflects that vision and the mission of the Department.


New Online Tool for DOL Fall 2009 Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda: For the first time, the Department of Labor is providing an online tool for all stakeholders and interested parties to learn more about the Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda.  The online resource will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009.  Please visit to view Secretary Solis’ speech, accompany her in an online webchat about the Regulatory Agenda, and watch videos of workers and other stakeholders talk about how the issues addressed in the Secretary’s Fall 2009 Regulatory Agenda will impact everyday Americans.  We also welcome you to participate in a series of interactive webchats with the Assistant Secretaries of the Department’s regulatory agencies (see schedule below).


Regulatory Agenda Rollout Schedule

 Monday, December 7

  • Online Release of Agenda/Speech by Secretary Hilda Solis - 10:00 a.m.
  • Webchat with Secretary Hilda Solis (full regulatory agenda) - 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • OSHA Webchat - 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, December 8

  • Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) Webchat - 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Webchat - 0:30a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Webchat - Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mine Safety And Health Administration (MSHA) Webcha - 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Webchat - 3:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 9

  • Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Webchat  - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


As always, any interested parties should use to submit comments for any proposed rules that are open for comment. 


Fall 2009 Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda Highlights for Labor Stakeholders


** Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of the Regulatory Agenda; it is a shorter list of some of the regulations/issues that have generated interest from labor stakeholders.  To view the full list of items on the DOL Regulatory Agenda or to view a more detailed description of the item listed, click here: .


Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

  • Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption of Section 203(c) of the LMRDA
    • Projected Publication date for NPRM: 11/2010
  • Notice of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
    • Projected Publication date for Final Rule: 6/2010
  • Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report
    • Projected Publication date for NPRM: 5/2010
  • Proposal to Rescind the Form T-1; Require Subsidiary Organization Reporting; Revise Interpretation Regarding LMRDA coverage of Public Sector Intermediate Unions
    • Projected Publication date for NPRM: 1/2010
  • Internet Balloting in Union Officer Elections Pursuant to Title IV of the LMRDA
    • Projected Publication date for RFI: 11/2010


Last Updated: 12-08-09