The Department of Labor provides this guidance search tool as a single, searchable location where users may search for guidance issued by any of the Department’s agencies, including significant guidance documents under Executive Order 12866. Individual guidance documents are maintained on the various agency websites, and if you know what agency you are looking for, you may also find guidance by navigating directly to that agency’s website. 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.
OMB’s Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments, including requiring that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for the request.
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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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.
Incidental releases of hazardous substances that can be safely controlled by maintenance personnel are not considered to be emergency response scenarios.
This handbook sets forth the procedures to be followed in writing and issuing citations and orders for health, safety, training, and documentation violations at coal and metal and nonmetal mines.
Addressing whether certain local small-town and community news source journalists are creative or learned professionals under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.
Addressing whether the FLSA's "retail or service establishment" exemption applies to staffing firms that recruit, hire, and place employees on assignments with clients.
Addressing the proper calculation of overtime pay under the FLSA for tipped employees receiving tips and amounts charged as automatic gratuities or service charges.
Addressing whether certain entities satisfy the "establishment" requirement under Section 13(a)(3) of the FLSA, and whether an accrual method of accounting may be used to satisfy the "Receipts Test" under Section 13(a)(3)(B).
This handbook sets forth general procedures for conducting inspections of impoundments and tailings dams at coal and metal and nonmetal mines consistent with Section 103(a) of the Mine Act.
To inform the staff of the Office of Apprenticeship (OA), State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAA), and Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors and potential sponsors about OA’s policy and process for reviewing requests from program sponsors in federally-administered States to establish or revise their ratio of apprentices to journeyworkers pursuant to the applicable regulatory provision governing such ratios at Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), section 29.5(b)(7). This circular is intended to articulate the methodology for OA’s process to consider ratio requests in federally-administered States. The guidance will enable OA to ensure a consistent approach in making determinations on ratio requests from program sponsors and employers.
Whether the ministerial exception allows a private religious daycare and preschool to pay its teachers on a salary basis that would not otherwise conform with the requirements of the FLSA.
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