September 25, 2019

Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Announces Regulatory Reform Personnel Designations

WASHINGTON, DC – Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella today announced the designation of Jonathan Wolfson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, as the Department’s Regulatory Reform Officer. The Regulatory Reform Officer has the responsibility to oversee implementation of the Department’s regulatory reform initiatives and policies, ensuring that these are carried out effectively and consistently with applicable law.

March 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Creates Chief Data Officer Position And Establishes Data Board

WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this year, President Trump signed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 into law, which included the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act (OPEN Government Data Act). The OPEN Government Data Act, among other things, directs the head of each agency to "designate a nonpolitical appointee employee in the agency as the Chief Data Officer of the agency." Today, the U.S. Department of Labor created a Chief Data Officer (CDO) position and established its Data Board.

October 3, 2018

Compliance Assistance for Association Health Plans Now Available at Employer.gov

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has added compliance assistance materials on Association Health Plans (AHPs) to its new Employer.gov website that will help job creators and plan sponsors understand their Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) obligations when setting up and managing AHPs.

August 28, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Office of Compliance Initiatives to Expand Compliance Outreach

NASHVILLE, TN – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor's new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) during a speech today at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association's 2018 Safety+ National Symposium. Coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, this cross-agency effort complements the Department's enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach.

January 12, 2017

US Labor Department awards nearly $2M to support university-based labor research, evaluation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the award of $1.97 million for nine Labor Research and Evaluation Grants to support university-based research of workforce policies and programs.

August 3, 2016

US Labor Department announces availability of $2M in grants for university-based labor research, evaluation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $2 million in grants intended to support university-based research of labor policies and issues.

The department’s Chief Evaluation Office will administer these Labor Research and Evaluation grants – a total of up to 10 awards, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 – to support evaluation and research on the following suggested topics:

October 28, 2015

OASP News Release: Labor Department joins Humanity United's Partnership for Freedom [10/28/2015]

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has joined the Partnership for Freedom, a public-private partnership led by Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to building peace and advancing human freedom, in collaboration with the U.S. departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and State.

October 28, 2015

Labor Department joins Humanity United's Partnership for Freedom

Public-private partnership aims to spur innovative solutions to human trafficking challenges

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has joined the Partnership for Freedom, a public-private partnership led by Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to building peace and advancing human freedom, in collaboration with the U.S. departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and State.

May 27, 2015

OASP News Release: Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Propose Guidance, Rule to Implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order [05/27/2015]

WASHINGTON — While the vast majority of federal contractors play by the rules, every year tens of thousands of American workers are denied overtime wages, are unlawfully discriminated against in hiring or pay, have their health and safety put at risk by those contractors that cut corners or are otherwise unlawfully denied basic workplace protections.

June 2, 2011

US Labor Department invites public comment on preliminary regulatory reform plan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a one-month period for public comment on a preliminary plan to revise department regulations. Members of the public who wish to provide feedback on the "Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules" are encouraged to do so via a recently launched Web page — http://www.dol.gov/regulations/regreview.htm — established for that purpose.

March 16, 2011

US Labor Department launches website for public feedback on regulations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of a new online tool to collect public feedback on ways to improve regulations and the department's regulatory review process.

The online tool is part of the department's compliance with Executive Order 13563, which calls for federal agencies to detail how they will review existing significant regulations to identify whether regulations may be made more effective or less burdensome.

May 13, 2010

US Labor Department unveils new tool to help employees and small businesses understand foreign worker certification

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today unveiled a new tool to help employers and others understand how to comply with requirements under the H-1B visa program, which allows for the temporary employment of foreign workers in the U.S. in certain specialty occupations.

May 11, 2010

US Labor Department launches interactive website on rights and responsibilities in union officer elections

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today unveiled a new interactive website, or Union Elections Advisor, to help millions of union members, union officers, union election committees and candidates in union elections better understand their rights and responsibilities under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The site is http://www.dol.gov/elaws/unionelections.htm.

The Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards administers and enforces most provisions of the LMRDA.

May 4, 2010

US Labor Department helps employers understand responsibilities under disability nondiscrimination laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today unveiled a new tool to help America's employers ensure their employment policies and practices do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.

November 30, 2009

US Labor Department releases updated Employment Law Guide

New version incorporates recent changes to federal employment laws

October 19, 2009

US Department of Labor launches 4th annual Drug-Free Work Week campaign

Activities occurring in workplaces and communities nationwide Oct. 19 through 25

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today launched the fourth annual Drug-Free Work Week national awareness campaign, which will run through Oct. 25. The department's campaign highlights support for workplace safety and the importance of having a drug-free work environment. Activities also encourage workers battling alcohol and drug problems to seek assistance.

September 1, 2009

U.S. Labor Department announces dates for 4th annual Drug-Free Work Week

Campaign depends upon community organizations to implement local level activities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today encouraged public and private community organizations to participate in the 4th annual Drug-Free Work Week, which will occur Oct. 19 to 25. This public awareness campaign, held each October, emphasizes the importance of drug-free workplace programs to help prevent workplace alcohol and drug use, and encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.

September 3, 2004

U.S. Department of Labor Continues Compliance
Outreach Launches Additional New Tool for the Overtime Security Rule

Launches Additional New Tool for the Overtime Security Rule

March 22, 2004

DOL Stepping Up Compliance Assistance Efforts:
Department Launches New Partnership Program

Department Launches New Partnership Program

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today launched a program aimed at promoting greater awareness and compliance with DOL’s employment laws through partnerships and activities with nonprofit stakeholder organizations. The new Partnerships for Compliance Assistance Program (PCAP) will complement DOL’s public outreach efforts and help protect the wages, health benefits, retirement security, safety and health of America’s workforce.