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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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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These are frequently asked questions regarding construction compliance checks
This handbook sets forth guidelines and instruction for Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) personnel who evaluate and process mine ventilation plans. The handbook provides general, primarily procedural guidance that must be applied with the recognition that circumstances associated with specific mines and ventilation schemes vary widely. Individualized approaches consistent with the mandate of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 will be appropriate in various situations.
"This guide is designed to give small businesses that have Federal contracts or subcontracts an introduction to the basic equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, and its implementing regulations, which prohibit employment discrimination by Federal contractors and subcontractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors."
Addressing whether an employee's regular rate of pay may be calculated on a piece-rate basis by including nonproductive hours worked during the workweek in the absence of a specific agreement with the employee to use such calculation.
Addressing whether insect farming qualifies as "agriculture" under Section 3(f) of the FLSA, and whether certain workers employed on an insect farming operation may be exempt from overtime under Section 13(b)(12).
This handbook provides mine inspectors information to evaluate the safety of a mine's roadways and dumping locations.
This alert provides tips on work practices to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while working with portable generators in Spanish.
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions that the Department of Labor has received from employers and employees during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic regarding their responsibilities and protections under the WARN Act.
These are frequently asked questions regarding the single entity test.
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