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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.

 

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.

U.S. Department of Labor
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200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210

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Safe Practices for Tractor Trailer Drivers

Date Issued/Updated: 09/03/2020
Date Posted to Website: 02/26/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: Infosheet
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OSHA30556
Employee Safety and health

Provides guidance to claimants on the selection of an examining physician related to thier claim for benefits

Date Issued/Updated: 09/03/2020
Date Posted to Website: 02/26/2020
Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Form of Guidance: Webpage
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OWCP0542
Black Lung Benefit Act

Q&A about the Federal Black Lung Program

Date Issued/Updated: 09/03/2020
Date Posted to Website: 02/26/2020
Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Form of Guidance: Webpage
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OWCP0582
Black Lung Benefit Act

Most frequently cited standards

Date Issued/Updated: 09/01/2020
Date Posted to Website: 09/16/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: Webpage
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OSHA-DEP-2020-001
Compliance Assistance

Addressing whether the FLSA's "retail or service establishment" exemption applies to certain truck drivers who work for a private "oilfield service company" that provides waste-removal services for oilfield operators.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/31/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/31/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-11
FLSA

Addressing whether part-time employees who provide corporate-management training and are paid a day rate with additional hourly compensation qualify for the learned professional exemption and the highly compensated employee test under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/31/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/31/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-13
FLSA

Addressing whether an employer complies with FLSA's minimum wage requirements when reimbursing delivery drivers for business-related expenses incurred while using their personal vehicles during the course of employment.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/31/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/31/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-12
FLSA

Addressing whether employees' hours must fluctuate above and below 40 hours per week to qualify for the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/31/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/31/2020
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Form of Guidance: Opinion Letter
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-WHD FLSA 2020-14
FLSA

This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/28/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/28/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: Poster
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OSHA-OOC-2020-010
Coronavirus

This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities.

Date Issued/Updated: 08/28/2020
Date Posted to Website: 08/28/2020
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Form of Guidance: Poster
Significance: Not Significant
DOL-OSHA-OOC-2020-009
Coronavirus
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