The Department of Labor is undertaking a detailed and comprehensive review of guidance documents issued by Department agencies to determine whether such guidance aligns with the law and Administration policy and otherwise serves an appropriate and useful purpose. Guidance which is outdated, superseded, invalid, unhelpful, confusing, redundant, outside the Department's appropriate role, or contrary to law or policy is being rescinded or modified. This process is ongoing and this website and agency websites reflect decisions to retain guidance to date. The Department welcomes input from the public regarding guidance that should be retained, rescinded, or modified.
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
This memorandum provides interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR § 1910.134, and certain other health standards, with regard to supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators.
Public notice that OFLC will be suspending daily processing of mail (and strongly encouraging communication by email) at ANPC/CNPC due to stay-at-home orders issued by the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Atlanta. Mail will only be checked once per week
Notice re: publication of Round 2 of COVID-19 FAQs, specifically relating to the H-2A Program
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Questions and Answers
Employer contributions to group life policy may be excluded from regular rate under 7 (e)
Longevity bonus must be included in regular rate because it is required. It could perhaps be excluded under 7(e) if only authorized and not based on production
One type of referral bonus may excluded fro regular rate under 7(e) but certain other types must be included
Public notice that OFLC will be submitting PERM certifications electronically through June 30, 2020, with instructions to stakeholders on submitting to USCIS
Statement on OFLC's operating status i If employers are FAQs address impacts to OFLC operations and employers due to COVID-19 and how to address certain situations.
Clarifies that Caterpillar Model 3306 PCNA diesel engines installed in permissible equipment bearing approval plates (7E-B003) are approved for use in permissible equipment even though the approval plates indicate the engines are approved only as Category B (nonpermissible) engines.