DOL Newsletter

Budget released

FY 2018 budget outlines how the department will ensure all Americans have access to good, safe jobs.

Savings saved

Partnership with PBGC recovers almost $1.5M for pension participants in two Chicago-based benefit plans.

Rule extension

MSHA extends effective date for final rule on examinations of working places in mines.

200 apprentices

Secretary Acosta applauds The Hartford’s plans to onboard 200 apprentices by 2020.

Expert advice

Employers can get free, confidential guidance on key workplace issues at our forums.


Mental health

The law protects health benefits for mental health and substance use disorders.

Mining grants

$250K in grants awarded to develop programs, materials to combat mine hazards.

Safety hazards

OSHA finds machine safety hazards, lead overexposure at Ohio steel plant.


Retirement recovered

When Lorance Stephens’s former employer closed its doors, he assumed he’d lost all the benefits he’d accrued over 13 years. He and his wife struggled to manage their retirement. Then a call from the Employee Benefits Security Administration delivered some good news.