Executive Order 13891 requires agencies to finalize regulations that formalize their processes for issuing and using guidance. On August 28, 2020, the Department published its Promoting Regulatory Openness through Good Guidance (PRO Good Guidance) Final Rule. A fact sheet about the rule is also available.
Under the Department’s new Rule on Guidance, the Department will publish a quarterly list of guidance issued, modified, or withdrawn. View the list of guidance documents issued or modified in the 4th quarter of fiscal year 2020.
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. DOL may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this site, except to establish historical facts.
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.U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Executive Secretariat
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
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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.
Addressing whether insect farming qualifies as "agriculture" under Section 3(f) of the FLSA, and whether certain workers employed on an insect farming operation may be exempt from overtime under Section 13(b)(12).
Addressing whether an employee's regular rate of pay may be calculated on a piece-rate basis by including nonproductive hours worked during the workweek in the absence of a specific agreement with the employee to use such calculation.
This handbook provides mine inspectors information to evaluate the safety of a mine's roadways and dumping locations.
This alert provides tips on work practices to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while working with portable generators in Spanish.
These are frequently asked questions regarding the single entity test.
These are frequently asked questions regarding Resolution Procedures for Employment Discrimination
This guidance provides information about frequently-cited standards related to COVID-19 inspections and relevant resources in OSHA’s in-depth analysis of common COVID-19 citations.
This document helps employers understand which OSHA standards have been cited most frequently during COVID-19 related inspections.