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
Office of the Executive Secretariat
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Application of the retail or service commission sales exemption under Section 7(i) of the FLSA, where more than half of an employee's compensation in the relevant representative period ultimately does not consist of commissions
Whether salespeople who set up displays and perform demonstrations at various retail locations not owned, operated, or controlled by their employer to sell the employer's products qualify for the outside sales employee xemption under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA
Whether salespeople who travel to different locations to sell products using their employer's mobile assets qualify for the outside sales exemption under section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA
This Instruction establishes inspection procedures and enforcement policies for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards, 29 CFR § 1910.1053 and 29 CFR § 1926.1153.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed the following guidance to assist employers and workers in safely returning to work and reopening businesses deemed by local authorities as “non-essential businesses” during the evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed the following guidance in Spanish to assist employers and workers in safely returning to work and reopening businesses deemed by local authorities as “non-essential businesses” during the evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This Field Assistance Bulletin provides guidance to WHD field staff regarding the practice of seeking liquidated damages in settlements in lieu of litigation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) informs employers that a qualitative or quantitative fit test must be performed to confirm that a respirator forms a tight seal against the user's face before being used in the workplace.
Public notice that OFLC wil be extending issuance of electronic PERM certifications through Sept. 30
This poster provides simple steps on how to properly put on and take off a respirator.