October 5, 2016
A robust workers’ comp system is a critical lifeline for every working American. This issue goes to the heart of what it means to be, and stay, middle-class in America: that an injury or illness sustained while trying to make a living shouldn’t cost you everything.
August 9, 2016
What if a government agency came up with a way to do its work that was more efficient, created greater predictability for the business community and was good for American workers? That’s exactly the common sense approach the Department of Labor has taken with its new overtime regulations.
July 28, 2016
The region has come to symbolize everything that is new, cool and hot in our tech-driven economy. But the region has also has come to be associated with an age-old problem in our economy – too little opportunity for women and people of color to connect with the fast-growing, good-paying jobs that the tech sector can offer.
July 27, 2016
Retirement security is essential to ensuring American workers' long-term economic prosperity, but retirement savings have not kept pace with the nation’s aging population and other economic and demographic changes.
June 30, 2016
Last year, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to strengthen their deterrent effect. Many of the penalties that Congress has entrusted the Department of Labor to assess had not been adjusted for years. For example, penalties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act had not been raised since 1990, when a gallon of gas cost $1.20, a first class stamp was $0.25, and a dozen eggs went for $1.00.