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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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 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.
The 2015 Inflation Adjustment Act requires OSHA to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties annually for inflation (based on the Consumer Price Index) by January 15 of each year.
This letter is in response to an inquiry concerning the scope of the legal protections for religious liberty in the workplace.
Addressing whether account managers at a life science products manufacturer qualify for the administrative employee exemption under the FLSA,
These are frequently asked questions regarding affirmative action.
This guidance offers best practices for mall and shopping center operators to prevent transmission of COVID-19 among workers and customers.
Whether certain overtime payments based on an expected number of hours worked may be credited towards the amount of overtime pay owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and whether such overtime payments are excludable from the regular rate.
Whether certain travel time occurring on a telework day is compensable under the FLSA
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