February 5, 2024

US Department of Labor offers webinar for hospitality industry employers, workers, other stakeholders for Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division          

What:             Labor law webinar for Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day 

When:             Feb. 22, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST   

September 28, 2023

Department of Labor awards $5M to train, expand pathways for women for Registered Apprenticeships, nontraditional occupations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $5 million to organizations in seven states to increase the numbers of women in Registered Apprenticeship programs and help connect them with good-paying careers in nontraditional occupations where the Biden-Harris administration’s historic infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy investments are creating sharp job increases. 

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor awards more than $1.5M in grants to prevent, respond to workplace gender-based violence, harassment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $1.5 million in grants to support efforts by five community organizations to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and harassment against underserved and marginalized women workers.

August 23, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $1.3M grant to State of Illinois to accelerate gender equity, inclusion in infrastructure workforce

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $1.3 million grant to the State of Illinois and Chicago Women in Trades to support the creation of equity plans and their adoption and increase women’s inclusion and equity in construction industry jobs. Funds will also allow Illinois to evaluate state and local workforce development programs for diversifying the clean energy and construction workforce.

June 28, 2023

Federal, state experts to present webinar on rights of working mothers in New York

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

                        U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau

                        U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                        New York State Workers’ Compensation Board

June 13, 2023

READOUT: US Department of Labor roundtable marks Equal Pay Act, Title IX anniversaries, reflects on advances, hurdles ahead for women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today hosted the U.S. Department of Education and a diverse panel of women leaders in the professional sports industry for roundtable discussion to mark the significance of the Equal Pay Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

May 25, 2023

US Department of Labor, International Labour Organization announce partnership to curb gender-based violence, harassment in world of work

WASHINGTON – To curb widespread gender-based violence and harassment in workplaces across all industries and occupations, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Women’s Bureau has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Labour Organization Office for the United States and Canada to create a world of work free of gender-based violence and harassment.

May 11, 2023

READOUT: US Department of Labor report finds impact of caregiving on mother’s wages reduces lifetime earnings by 15 percent

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Labor and elected federal officials held a media briefing today to discuss the release of a report by the department’s Women’s Bureau on how caring for family has long-term impacts on a mother’s lifetime earnings.

April 21, 2023

US Department of Labor announces availability of $1M in grants to prevent, respond to workplace gender-based violence, harassment

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $1 million in funding for up to four grants to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and harassment against underserved and marginalized women workers.

The Fostering Access, Rights and Equity grants will help survivors and women at high risk for violence and harassment in the workplace.

April 14, 2023

US Department of Labor announces $5M funding opportunity to attract, retain women in Registered Apprenticeships, nontraditional occupations

WASHINGTON - To continue its support of the Biden-Harris administration’s historic infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy investments, the U.S.

March 14, 2023

Equal Pay Day 2023: Department of Labor initiatives seek to close gender, racial wage gap, increase equity in federal programs

WASHINGTON – For women working in the U.S., the date of Equal Pay Day isn’t a day of celebration. Rather, the day is a reminder that it takes women 15 months to earn the same amount as men earned in 12 months.

February 1, 2023

Datos del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. muestran que el precio del cuidado de niños está fuera del alcance de muchas familias

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. anunció hoy que la Base Nacional de Datos de Precios del Cuidado Infantil que se acaba de publicar con los precios del cuidado de niños en 2,360 condados de EE.UU. muestra que los precios están por encima de las posibilidades de muchas familias en todo el país,  subrayando la urgente necesidad de mayores inversiones federales.

January 24, 2023

Child care remains out of financial reach for many families, US Department of Labor data shows

WASHINGTON – The newly launched National Database of Childcare Prices, which provides childcare prices in 2,360 U.S. counties, shows that childcare expenses are untenable for families throughout the country and highlights the urgent need for greater federal investments, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

September 23, 2022

READOUT: US Department of Labor, Cornell University co-host ‘Equity in Focus Summit’ in Washington

WASHINGTON At the “Equity in Focus Summit” at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, speakers and panelists discussed the importance of gender and racial equity in policymaking and workforce development. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor begins initiative highlighting maternal health, workplace protections for expectant, new mothers in August

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor will begin a series of events in August to highlight the importance of maternal health and workplace protections for expectant and new mothers as the country marks National Breastfeeding Month.  

June 30, 2022

Readout: US Department of Labor webinar discusses gender-based discrimination, violence, harassment; barriers to women’s fair rights, equal opportunities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor marked the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 with a roundtable discussion at its “Celebrating Title IX” webinar hosted by the department’s Women’s Bureau.