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Labor Department Begins Monitoring Federal Employees’ Opioid Use

By on June 27, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Labor Department Begins Monitoring Federal Employees’ Opioid Use

The Labor Department has announced it will begin monitoring opioid prescription usage under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.

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Alexander Acosta Nominated to be Labor Secretary

on February 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Moving quickly to fill the void left after his first pick withdrew, President Trump on Thursday nominated law school dean and former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta for labor secretary.

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Labor Department Employees Urge Vote Against Puzder Nomination… But Should They?

By on February 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Labor Department Employees Urge Vote Against Puzder Nomination… But Should They?

Federal employees at the Department of Labor are circulating a letter asking for a vote against President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary. The author says that these employees could be potentially jeopardizing their careers in the process.

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Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

The author reminds federal workers that the new rules regarding salary based coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply to them. However, he explains what the new rules are and what they could mean for the federal workforce.

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Labor Department and Farmers on Collision Course Over Farm Labor

By on April 25, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Farm leaders from around the nation held a news conference in Washington on April 22, 2016, to say that the U.S. Department of Labor is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and the 2016 crop season.

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Reaction Mixed as Labor Department Issues Fiduciary Conflicts of Interest Rule

By on April 7, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Labor Department has issued its Conflicts of Interest Rule that requires investment advisers to act in the best interest of their customers rather than themselves. This is a summary of the new rules and reactions from various groups to the changes.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

By on September 28, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The author describes how this agency operates and also a recent discrimination case it oversaw against a federal contractor.

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Labor Department Issues Rule Allowing Federal Contractors to Discuss Salaries

By on September 10, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Labor Department Issues Rule Allowing Federal Contractors to Discuss Salaries

A new Department of Labor regulation allows federal contractors to discuss and inquire about their own pay or that of their co-workers without fear of being fired.

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AFGE Runs More Bad Internal Elections than Any Other US Union, DOL Finds

By on June 8, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) since 2011 has conducted nineteen investigations of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) internal elections finding misconduct. The author notes that if you count up the bad elections by union, AFGE has more than any other public or private sector labor organization over the past five years.

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Elevator Posters and Plastic Squirting Fish: House Investigating ‘Wasteful Spending’ at the DOL

By on August 27, 2014 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Elevator Posters and Plastic Squirting Fish: House Investigating ‘Wasteful Spending’ at the DOL

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating what it calls “wasteful spending practices” at the Department of Labor regarding money spent on items such as plastic squirting fish and public relations contests.

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