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The Department of Labor is undertaking a detailed and comprehensive review of guidance documents issued by Department agencies to determine whether such guidance aligns with the law and Administration policy and otherwise serves an appropriate and useful purpose. Guidance which is outdated, superseded, invalid, unhelpful, confusing, redundant, outside the Department's appropriate role, or contrary to law or policy is being rescinded or modified. This process is ongoing and this website and agency websites reflect decisions to retain guidance to date. The Department welcomes input from the public regarding guidance that should be retained, rescinded, or modified.

 

The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way, except as authorized by law or incorporated into a contract, cooperative agreement, or grant. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, was issued by the President on October 9, 2019. To increase public access to and awareness of guidance documents, the Executive Order requires all federal agencies to establish and maintain a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all guidance documents. The Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, which are not maintained by the Department, also include some of the Department’s interpretations of law and similar material.

To petition for withdrawal or modification of a particular guidance document, email the Department of Labor.

Petitions to Modify or Withdraw a DOL regulation may also be submitted by mail at the address below. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for requesting withdrawal or modification.

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This letter provides guidance on siblings using FMLA leave, as in loco parentis, and the need to provide parental care for a son or daughter 18 years or older.

Date Issued/Updated: -/-/-
Date Posted to Website: 10/25/2004
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FMLA 2003-2
FMLA

Whether emergency-management coordinators employed by a county government qualify for the learned professional or administrative exemptions under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA

Date Issued/Updated: 06/25/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/25/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-9-A
FLSA

Whether an automobile manufacturer's direct payments to an automobile dealership's employee, compensating the employee for work done on behalf of the dealership, may count toward the dealership's minimum wage obligation to the employee under the FLSA

Date Issued/Updated: 06/25/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/25/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-7-A
FLSA

Application of the retail or service commission sales exemption under Section 7(i) of the FLSA, where more than half of an employee's compensation in the relevant representative period ultimately does not consist of commissions

Date Issued/Updated: 06/25/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/25/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-10-A
FLSA

Whether salespeople who set up displays and perform demonstrations at various retail locations not owned, operated, or controlled by their employer to sell the employer's products qualify for the outside sales employee xemption under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA

Date Issued/Updated: 06/25/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/25/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-8-A
FLSA

Whether salespeople who travel to different locations to sell products using their employer's mobile assets qualify for the outside sales exemption under section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA

Date Issued/Updated: 06/25/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/25/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-6-A
FLSA

Public notice that OFLC wil be extending issuance of electronic PERM certifications through Sept. 30

Date Issued/Updated: 06/16/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/16/2020
Agency: Employment and Training Administration
Form of Guidance: Website Announcement
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-ETA176
FLC

This poster provides simple steps on how to properly put on and take off a respirator.

Date Issued/Updated: 06/15/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/18/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: Poster
Significance: Not Significant
OSHA 4036 - 2020
Coronavirus

This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Date Issued/Updated: 06/10/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/11/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: FAQs
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OSHA38041
Coronavirus

To rescind and replace FAQ regarding automatic extensions granted as a result of COVID-19 Round 1 guidance and inform public that extensions will only be approved on ad hoc basis

Date Issued/Updated: 06/03/2020
Date Posted to Website: 06/10/2020
Agency: Employment and Training Administration
Form of Guidance: FAQ
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-ETA175
FLC
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