The Department of Labor announced an interim final rule providing guidance to producers of motor vehicles covered by the USMCA, describing criteria they must meet to qualify for preferential tariff claims under the treaty. The Department also affirmed its commitment to upholding the agreement’s labor provisions, and named panelists for the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism, a USMCA enforcement tool.
This week, the Department announced actions that will benefit American workers and retirees by delivering more choices for their financial future, including proposing a new exemption for investment advice fiduciaries.
The Department has awarded over $53 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants to 157 recipients that will provide employment services to more than 21,000 homeless veterans seeking to reintegrate into the workforce.
COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES
Release: The latest dislocated worker grants bring the total awarded to states, territories, and tribal governments to $245,249,950.
Release: A Massachusetts medical company has paid an employee $3,076 in back wages to resolve violations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Department has awarded more than $6.2 million in grants for the Senior Community Service Employment Program demonstration program, which aims to increase self-sufficiency for people 55 and older through career skills and training.