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the Department’s new Rule on Guidance, the Department will publish a quarterly list of guidance issued, modified, or withdrawn.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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PURPOSE: To inform the staff of OA and the State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAA), Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors, Registered Apprenticeship partners, and other interested parties of OA’s decision to rescind, in accordance with the mandate contained in Executive Order 13891, previously-issued guidance documents in the form of bulletins that OA has determined are no longer valid, are outdated, or do not serve an appropriate or useful purpose.
This Field Assistance Bulletin (“FAB”) outlines the Wage and Hour Division’s (“WHD”) temporary enforcement position regarding the application of section 13(a)(3) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to existing amusement or recreational establishments, organized camps, or religious or non-profit educational conference centers that modified, replaced, canceled, or reduced normal operations in 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Where the conditions outlined below exist, WHD shall not bring enforcement actions for violations of the minimum wage or overtime requirements of the FLSA against such establishments, even if the operations or programming of such establishments offered in 2020 might not satisfy the Department’s regulations under section 13(a)(3).
Guidance for claimants seeking lung transplants through the FBL program
Information for authorized providers of diagnostic services
This guidance provides practices for employers to follow to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illnesses outdoors.
Provides guidance to claimants on the selection of an examining physician related to thier claim for benefits
This guidance provides practices for employers to follow to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illnesses indoors.
Q&A about the Federal Black Lung Program
This guidance provides information to employers on various combinations of workplace control measures to protect workers residing in employer-furnished shared housing during COVID-19.
Announcement for Physicians and Providers of Medical Care to Qualified Recipients of Federal Black Lung Miner's Benefits